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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:46 AM

Danny Garvin passed last week. He deserves to be remembered!

A true hero of our LGBT movement died last week when Danny Garvin passed away after a struggle with hepatitis and cancer.

Danny helped give birth to our liberation when he fought in the Stonewall uprising. He was there that first night and several nights after, fighting in the streets, battling the police who had raided the Stonewall Inn.

At the time, Danny was a homeless youth. Many of the warriors who ignited our movement that night were homeless LGBT youths, who then, as now, made the West Village their home.

Over the past few years I've had the honor and joy of getting to know Danny as he has volunteered to advocate for the homeless LGBT youths of the Ali Forney Center. Last year he wrote to me about why he had such empathy for our kids:

I wish there had been something like the Ali Forney Center for me when I was on the streets. Maybe I would not have had to live so many nights of out lockers in Port Authority on 42nd St. Or sell myself for 8 dollars to have a bed to sleep to in and a place to shower. Just some place to be hidden from the world until the next day when it would all start all over again. I know I would have robbed less food from stores just to get something to eat.

In 1969, as in 2014, to be open about being LGBT put youths at terrible risk of homelessness. Then, as now, LGBT kids were suffering on the streets. Then, as now, many had to turn, like Danny, to hustling in order to survive.
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Much more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-siciliano/in-memory-of-danny-garvin_b_6354776.html

RIP Danny Garvin
You literally fought the good fight.

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:48 AM

1. Thank you for making this known!



So many unsung heroes, so thank you for not let this one pass us by!

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Mon Dec 22, 2014, 03:04 AM

2. A kick for Danny! nt

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