It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of long time ASA ally and friend Stephen Rice. He was a steadfast supporter and champion for AIDS Services of Austin, as well as The Octopus ClubHill Country Ride for AIDSEquality Texas and many other organizations that made Austin the community that Stephen loved dearly.

Whether on the airwaves or behind the scenes, Stephen’s impact on ASA and this community was profound. The time and energy Stephen invested in building awareness and raising funds for the programs and services of ASA has created healthier lives for thousands of Central Texans living with HIV.

Stephen was an incredible advocate and generous, energetic contributor to Austin’s LGBTQ community and his absence will be deeply felt. Our hearts go out to his husband, Mark Erwin (former ASA Board Member and Current Board President of the Kind Clinic), family, and friends during this time.

For more information on Stephen’s legacy, read this Austin Statesman’s article.