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Deaths: Richard C. Failla--Judge and AIDS Activist


Washington Post (04/13/93), P. C7

Richard C. Failla, vice president of the Gay Men's Health Crisis and the first openly homosexual man to be elected to the New York State Supreme Court, died of AIDS on April 11 at a hospital in New York. Judge Failla, a native of New York, was appointed to a Criminal Court judgeship by former New York Mayor Edward Koch. He subsequently won an uncontested election to the state Supreme Court, a trial court in New York state, in 1988. As the AIDS epidemic emerged, Judge Failla served on the board of directors of the Gay Men's Health Crisis, the world's first private AIDS agency. He later became its vice president.


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