Whatever Happened to ... the HIV-Positive Acrobat Who Lost His Job?
"'The way they treated me, it was like I was a piece of trash.'
"These were the words Matthew Cusick had for his former employer, Cirque du Soleil. In a 2004 story in The Washington Post, the 33-year-old recounted his experience with the world-renowned acrobatic-theater company...
"Represented by Lambda Legal—an HIV, AIDS and gay rights advocacy group—the self-proclaimed 'poster boy for HIV' won a $600,000 settlement."