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15 February 2012

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A. Ronald

This is very nice. Thank you.

Kevin Johnson

I am thrilled to see a black gay man in his 70's. We are often led to believe they don't exist. This is a very nice video! Glad to see it.

TheRevKev

BRAVO....STRONG AND MIGHTY; ELOQUENT AND BEAUTIFUL...STILL STANDING! YEEEEES! And looking great. This is a wonderful way for each of us to REMEMBER that we come from amazing roots!

chris-leo

WOW. i took that rooftop photo. it's so trippy seeing it again. THAT was indeed a powerful and beautiful group of men.

Derrick from Philly

I've admired Tyrone Smith for many years. In the video he says that he hasn't always been an activist. What he HAS always been is a positive force in trying to build a sense of commnunity among Philadelphia's Black LGBT population--especially helping young Gay folks so they won't feel so alone.

Even now when many my age have pretty much withdrawn from an active LGBT social life-- I still see Tyrone downtown with a group of Black Gay men, and he is just as vibrant and brave as he was back in the 1970s when I first saw him.

The next time I see Tyrone on 12th or 13th streets and we exchange our cordial nods of "hello" I'm going to add, "I saw you on Rod McCollum's Blog and you looked fabulous!"

And thanks, Rod, for posting this piece. And, thank you, Chris-leo for taking that photograph of those wonderful folks back in the 90s.

liz

"What he HAS always been is a positive force in trying to build a sense of commnunity among Philadelphia's Black LGBT population--especially helping young Gay folks so they won't feel so alone."

This is the essence of what true activism is.

Derrick from Philly

" 'I saw you on Rod McCollum's Blog and you looked fabulous!'"

Well, thank God I will be saying your name, Rod, rather than trying to spell it. McCULLOM!!!!!!!! (More than half a hundred years old and still I haven't learned the value of proof reading)

Thanks again, for this posting about Tyrone Smith and the link to "I'm From Driftwood". The other testimonies from very brave LGBT folks are wonderful also.


Chitown Kev

Thank you, Rod.

and Tyrone Smith is one good looking 70 year old man

Honut Sinti

Mr. Smith looks fabulous!

And, thanks for the post.

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