September 20: New York Governor David Paterson, citing the state's bleak finances, angered activists with his veto of a bill that would have prevented low-income people with HIV from paying more than 30% of their income for housing. The bill passed in both the assembly and senate by wide margins. Paterson, who called the move his most difficult veto, also rejected 6,000 budget items this past summer in an attempt to close the state's $9.2 billion deficit.
October 27: Porn studio Treasure Island Media extended its contract with James Roscoe (pictured above right), an HIV-positive actor who specializes in bareback sex and his HIV-negative partner, Brad McGuire (pictured above left).
October 27: Earlier in the year, Rev. Robert Franke was evicted from an assisted living facility in Arkansas because he is HIV-positive. Franke settled his lawsuit with the Fox Ridge facility in North Little Rock in September, and in October, he and his daughter Sara Bowling were invited to the White House for a conference on HIV and aging.