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Eric Sawyer and Hernando Cortez

Eric Sawyer (67) interviews his friend Hernando Cortez (56) about his experience on Fire Island during the HIV/AIDS pandemic, his activism with Dancers Responding to AIDS, and how he would like to be remembered.

Mark Lorenzoni and Luke Gioiosa

[Recorded: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023] Mark (67) and Luke (33) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mark opened Charlottesville's hallmark running store, Ragged Mountain Running and coaches running for the community. Luke served in the Peace Corps...

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Don Millinger and Gary Clinton

Don Millinger (66) and his husband, Gary Clinton (70), remember their first visit to Fire Island Pines, discuss learning about AIDS, and share memories of loved ones they lost throughout the epidemic. The pair also reflect on how Fire Island...

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Justin Blake and Jay Pagano

Justin Blake (50) interviews his friend Jay Pagano (76) about how the HIV/AIDS epidemic developed on Fire Island. Jay describes how the disease moved from something he read about to something that touched his life. He talks about the loved...

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Maryann Elder and James Layton

One Small Step conversation partners Maryann Elder (62) and James Layton (64) talk about their political beliefs, their experiences with the LGBT community, and faith.

Steve Desroches and Adam Peck

Steve Desroches (47) and Adam Peck (84) have a rather philosophical discussion shortly after Adam's 84th birthday and on his 41st wedding anniversary about life, the passing of time, and the rhythms and patterns in life, if there even are...

Steve Desroches and Chuck Sweeney

Steve Desroches (48) talks to Chuck Sweeney (61) about his time performing as a drag queen in Provincetown, Massachusetts in the 1980s and again over the past five years, in particular as his signature character Peggy Lee.

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Kyle Merker and Crayton Robey

Crayton Robey (50) interviews new friend Kyle Merker (60) about Kyle's experience living and working on Fire Island through the AIDS crisis. Kyle remembers friends that he lost, talks about his time caring for AIDS patients as a candy striper,...

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Crayton Robey and Tom Ciano

Crayton Robey (50) interviews his friend Tom Ciano (66) about his experience during the AIDS epidemic, being a caretaker to his partner Tom Morgan and their relationship to Fire Island Pines.

"I wanted to see the world:" Sailor, History Buff Paulist Father Marcos Zamora

Paulist Father Marcos Zamora joined the U.S. Navy to see the world. In many ways, he'd already experienced a lot of world culture--he grew up in a multiethnic community in Chicago and he'd studied ancient cultures en route to becoming...

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Kris Grae and Gil Neary

Friends Kris Grae (56) and Gil Neary (64) discuss their experience on Fire Island during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, how they dealt with loss and grief, and how they would like to be remembered.

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Nick Accardi and Charles Montorio-Archer

Charles Montorio-Archer (48) interviews his friend Nick Accardi (58), the former restaurant owner of Cola's in Chelsea, about his experience in the gay community during the AIDS epidemic and his relationship to Fire Island Pines.