Monday, December 29, 2008

Thanks to Hank

Henry "Hank" Ruhe Wilson, April 29, 1947 - November 9, 2008

Earlier this month, the community gathered in the Castro for "Thanks to Hank: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Hank Wilson." Hank had a hand in many, many community causes, and groups such as the GLBT Historical Society put together altars, tables, and displays showing some of his work. I remembered seeing Hank many times giving people information about poppers, I took a shot of this scene: his provocative black and white flyers were pasted, taped, and tossed around a small trio of folding chairs. It evoked Hank's commitment to getting the word out by any means necessary. 

Many people helped with the event, and afterward we were led by Extra Action Marching Band to a final celebration at Harvey Milk Plaza. Here's one of their dancers! 

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