|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1951|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1994|
San Francisco County
Journalist, author and AIDS activist. Wrote the books "The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" (1982), "And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic" (1987), and "Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the U.S. Military" (1993). Shilts meticulously researched and courageously reported the real story behind AIDS, often running afoul of AIDS lobbying groups who accused him of being a traitor to the gay community. Diagnosed with HIV in 1987, Shilts finally succumbed to an AIDS related illness in 1994.
Some Internet sources say he was cremated, and his ashes scattered on his Guernville estate, while others say he was buried in Redwood Memorial Gardens.
Note: a message from Randy appears on the headstone of Daniel R Yoder, his friend, who is buried next to Randy (bio by: JCFHS'38)
Redwood Memorial Gardens
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: JCFHS'38
Record added: Aug 06, 2003
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