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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Vincent Gray heckled by D.C. HIV/AIDS activists (#DMVReads)


Mayor Vincent Gray, pictured speaking to a Dupont Circle crowd on World AIDS Day in 2011, was heckled during a Monday speech at the International AIDS Conference’s Global Village for not doing enough to combat the disease in the District. (Tracy A. Woodward - The Washington Post)
As he remains embroiled in a scandal surrounding his 2010 campaign that’s led to waning support among constituents, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) faced some criticism on another front yesterday. While speaking at the International AIDS Conference’s Global Village, taking place in the District, the Washington Blade reports that Mayor Gray was heckled by about a dozen activists for not adequately combatting the city’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In addition to housing for people with HIV, D.C. resident Larry Bryant questioned the city’s overall response to the epidemic. ... Bryant stressed, however, that he feels the Gray administration has not done enough to tackle socio-economic and other underlying issues that further contribute to the epidemic’s impact among disproportionately affected communities.”

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By Andy Smith  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2012

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