True LGBT story: Tyrone Smith, ‘I’m from Kinston, N.C.’

True LGBT story: Tyrone Smith, ‘I’m from Kinston, N.C.’

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Tyrone Smith, proudly proclaiming he’s 70 years old this year, remembers what it was like when AIDS struck Philadelphia. More specifically, he remembers his friendship with a young gay man who turned Tyrone into the activist and integral part of the Philly LGBT community he is today.

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