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Gregory Michael Everett

November 16 1995

Age 31, Houston

"Remembering my friend, Gregory Michael Everett (March 28, 1964 - November 16, 1995)
lost to AIDS so long ago.
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I didn't know Greg well, in fact, I only knew him socially. I recall that he was born in Galveston,
lived in Deer Park but worked and socialized in Houston.
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I actually met Greg on the dance floor of "Mecca", known now as "Rich's", in Houston,
Texas around 1986. We both loved dancing at the club after-hours every Saturday
night until we saw the dawn of Sunday morning.
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Most times, Greg was there with his best friend, a stunning blonde girl named Kimberly,
enjoying the incredible music the Houston clubs were known for.
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I remember the tall boy with a beautiful smile who always said hello to me and made
small talk as we all danced the night away. We followed this same ritual for years.
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I always wondered if he had a boyfriend, always wished I had asked him out.
But, just like that, Greg disappeared and was gone.
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Only recently, did I stumble on his obituary. Greg passed away at 31 years old in 1995.
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The obituary includes a poem, written by him in 1988, thanking all his friends
and loved ones. I cry every time I read it, thinking how brave he was preparing
for his own death 7 years before he died.
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So Gregory, let me thank you for all those wonderful times and memories.
You are not forgotten." - by Andrew Reither

The above taken from the AIDS Memorial Instagram post:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0A3D1Np5Qf/?