Bill Rydwels, age 77. Chicago, IL.

Diagnosed in 1985, Bill lost his partner of 17 years in the early days of the epidemic. He is a founding member of TPAN (Test Positive Awareness Network) in Chicago, and continues to be an active participant of the SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) support group. In this video portrait, he is seen looking at a book of portraits from the early days of the epidemic that features him and his fellow support group members, Epitaphs for the Living, by Billy Howard.

Bill loves Rodgers & Hammerstein. He really does.