NOTE: Although A Great Majority Of Persons Named Here Died Of Complications
Others Died From Other Illnesses, Natural Causes,
Suicide, Gay Hate
Crimes & Other Murders,
Accidents, And Other Causes.
This list was originally compiled in parts
beginning in 1976 by the staff members of the
Tucson Gay Newsletter publication, then later by the Arizona Gay News
publication, the Newpaper publication, the Attitude
publication, and the Observer
publication from obituary notices, attending funerals, from Pact For Life, Tucson AIDS Project, the Tucson Chapter of the Shanti Foundation,
TIHAN, their friends, local police and law enforcement agencies, death certificates, various other newspaper
publications obituaries, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, and their
At times those lists appeared in their publications yearly Memorial Day Editions until
the publication ceased, or it was no longer sustainable
for space, financial, and or printing costs reasons for those publications
to continue doing so. The exhibit may not be a complete list by any means
being only the
names from those long since ceased publications original lists.
The Memorium Wall
Exhibit experienced here
remains the only remaining
compiled listing of names from those publications
as a testament and memorial that survives from those years.
is shared here in the spirit of honoring
their memory and their many
including at times their personal sacrifices
made to make their community
and the world a better
and for future generations.