Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Spencer Cox, one of more eloquent, sassy and self-taught scholars of the AIDS activist community, died today. If you didn't know him, I feel sad for you. I feel sad, period.
Here is the ACT UP obituary.
Here is Treatment Action Group's In Memoriam.
Here is Spencer's eloquent essay in POZ Magazine, "I See Dead People."
Here is a Towleroad post about Spencer (replete with inane comments from a few total jerks whom Spencer could have withered with a single remark!)
An example: "So World AIDS Day is on Saturday -- has everyone finished their shopping?"
Here is a Pink News obituary. Excerpt:
Spencer Cox, one of the most significant AIDS activists in America has died aged 44 of AIDS related causes.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Slate explores the facts and figures of this antipathy towards cyclizens. You hate them when they disobey traffic laws. You hate them when they cut you off. But did you know that cyclist-caused accidents have dramatically decreased in the past several years?
A recent study by researchers at Rutgers and Virginia Tech supports that hypothesis. Data from nine major North American cities showed that, despite the total number of bike trips tripling between 1977 and 2009, fatalities per 10 million bike trips fell by 65 percent. While a number of factors contribute to lower accident rates, including increased helmet usage and more bike lanes, less aggressive bicyclists probably helped, too.