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How One Man Changed Journalism at The Times

When: Sat., April 30, 4-6 p.m. 2016

Join the Library & Alliance for Positive Health for a book signing, reading and reception with “Dying Words” co-authors Samuel G. Freedman and Kerry Donahue. This is the story about closeted journalist Jeff Schmalz. Working at the homophobic Times in 1990, he was outed when he collapsed in the newsroom. Discovering he had full-blown AIDS, he decided to write about the disease that was killing him and countless others. His perseverance changed attitudes at The Times. Today, same-sex marriages are announced as a result of Schmalz’ pioneering efforts.

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