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HIV activist Bruce Petry farewelled

Tue 19 Jul 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Bruce Petry Bruce Petry, a gay man passionately involved in HIV/AIDS activism in the 1990s, has been farewelled after he unexpectedly died early last week. Petry was an active member of the Act Up – Act Now organisation, part of an international movement to force governments and the medical establishment to confront and address the reality of the burgeoning HIV epidemic amongst gay and bi men and to improve resources available those infected by the, at the time, fatal infection. He was also an ardent proponent of Homosexual Law Reform. Petry was an committed worker in the field of architectural heritage, at one time working for the Historic Places Trust and more latterly in his own business consulting on protection and restoration of Auckland City's endangered historic buildings. Bruce is survived by his partner Andrew, his partner of 32 years.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 19th July 2016 - 10:34pm

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