Mica Kindman

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May 8, 1945 – November 22, 1991

Queens, New York native Michael Jay “Mica” Kindman attended Michigan State University in the mid-1960s and edited East Lansing’s first alternative newspaper The Paper.  Kindman later lived in Boston and San Francisco and became active in the Radical Faeries.  His autobiography, My Odyssey through the Underground Press, was published posthumously.  He died from AIDS-related complications at age 46.

Bay Area Reporter, December 5, 1991

Don Schroeder

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August 2, 1964 – February 11, 2000

Syracuse, New York native Donald Schroeder attended college in Pennsylvania before moving to Michigan to write for Car & Driver magazine.  He was active in the Lambda Car Club and also served as vice president of the AIDS fundraising organization Geared 4 Life.  Schroeder and his life partner of seven years Michael Vaughn shared a home in Detroit’s historic Boston-Edison neighborhood.

OutPost, February 23, 2000

Between The Lines, March 9, 2000

David Krumroy

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June 30, 1949 -January 18, 1989

His 1975 arrest in an undercover police crackdown on homosexual activity in Hines Park prompted David Krumroy to help form the Association of Suburban People.  Krumroy went on to edit Metro Gay News and co-found the Motor City Business Forum.  He died from AIDS-related complications at age 39.

Chicago Tribune, January 27, 1989

Cruise, February 1, 1989