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Robert Caviano (1950 - September 22, 1992)

Robert C. Caviano, a founder of Lifebeat, the music industry's organization to fight AIDS, died on September 22, 1992, at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan. He was 42 years old and lived in Manhattan.

Mr. Caviano died of AIDS complications, said Frances Pennington, a spokeswoman for Lifebeat.

Mr. Caviano was involved with AIDS relief efforts since the early 1980's and helped to raise more than $1 million for community-based AIDS organizations including Gay Men's Health Crisis and Bailey House.

Lifebeat directly assists entertainment-industry figures afflicted with AIDS, in part by staging musical benefits around the country to raise money for local organizations. The first such concert was held in June at the Roseland ballroom in Manhattan.

In the 1970's and early 1980's Mr. Caviano, a native of Manhattan, managed pop music stars including Grace Jones, the Village People, and K. C. & the Sunshine Band. Later he was a talent agent for a number of agencies, including Famous Artists.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/25/obituaries/robert-caviano-42-founded-aids-group.html

Further Readings:

Couple Therapy with Gay Men by David E. Greenan & Gil Tunnell
Hardcover: 214 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (October 16, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1572308087
ISBN-13: 978-1572308084
Amazon: Couple Therapy with Gay Men

This book illuminates the unique needs of gay male couples in therapy and provides a practical framework for clinical intervention. The authors review the basic principles of structural family therapy and guide therapists in adapting treatment goals and interventions to better serve gay clients. Addressed are the universal issues faced by all couples in therapy, gay and straight, as well as the particular challenges gay men face in building nurturing, intimate relationships in a homophobic society. Extensive case examples and session transcripts are used to illustrate effective strategies for helping clients affirm the strength of their union, even in the absence of familial and social support; learn to resolve differences constructively; and overcome culturally conditioned barriers to connection and trust.
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