A memorial gathering to honor Gunther Freehill
will be held on Sunday, August 25 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.The LAGLC Village at Ed Gould Plaza 1125 North McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA. 90028
(1 block east of Highland between Santa Monica Blvd. and Lexington Ave.)
The Memorial gathering will begin promptly at 3 PM in the auditorium, followed by a reception from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Village courtyard outside the auditorium.
Two LAGLC staff lots, one to the south of the building and one directly across the street from the Village, will be open for your use. There is also street parking, which is metered (even on Sundays).
- Donations in Gunther’s memory can be made to the Paradise Ride in Kauai, Hawaii (sponsored by Malama Pono Health Services). Gunther was a strong supporter and took part in the annual bike ride on a number of occasions. A check can be made out to: Malama Pono Health Services, PO Box 1950, Lihue, HI, 96766-5950 or by going to its website:http://www.Paradiseridekauai.com.
- Donations in Gunther’s memory can also be sent to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, by donating on the “Tribute or Memorial Gift” page of the Center’s web site (www.LAGLC.org) or by mail with a check payable to “Friends of the Center” at PO Box 51896, Los Angeles, CA, 90051-6196
Any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center for its generous donation of the auditorium, courtyard, staff time, and parking facilities in Gunther’s memory.
To those unfamiliar with the life-and-death struggles during the AIDS crisis in the late 1980s and 1990s, the name Gunther Freehill might not resonate. But for the battle-scared veterans of ACT UP/L.A.’s fights for government recognition, intervention and funding; for live-saving common sense on condoms from the Catholic Church; and the attempt to translate radical awareness that “health care is a right” into the bureaucracy of the L.A. County Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, Gunther Freehill (pictured below marching with AIDS Diva Connie Norman in a photo courtesy of Raymond Reece) was a man on the frontlines