The AIDS Crisis: “How Many Beautiful Friends Died”

The AIDS Crisis: “How Many Beautiful Friends Died”

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Today, we need to talk about one of the largest medical disasters in recent history that we almost never talk about. Let’s talk about the people who thought they would die, had the state do nothing, and fought like hell to demand their right to exist.

The past is rife with stories of those who loved or identified as what we would call part of the LGBTQ+ umbrella. This series covers these stories:

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Selected Sources:

Cante, Richard C. (March 2008). Gay Men and the Forms of Contemporary US Culture. London: Ashgate Publishing
Bogart, Laura; Thorburn, Sheryl (February 2005). “Are HIV/AIDS conspiracy beliefs a barrier to HIV prevention among African Americans?”. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 38 (2): 213–8. doi:10.1097/00126334-200502010-00014. PMID 15671808.
Walker, Robert Searles (1994). AIDS: Today, Tomorrow : an Introduction to the HIV Epidemic in America (2nd ed.). Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press Intl. ISBN 0-391-03859-1. OCLC 30399464.
Siplon, Patricia (2002). AIDS and the policy struggle in the United States. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press. ISBN 978-0-87840-378-3. OCLC 48964730.

https://aidsvu.org/

https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/history/hiv-and-aids-timeline

https://www.amfar.org/thirty-years-of-hiv/aids-snapshots-of-an-epidemic/

https://www.cbc.ca/archives/topic/the-early-years-of-the-aids-crisis

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-confusing-and-at-times-counterproductive-1980s-response-to-the-aids-epidemic-180948611/

http://blogs.britannica.com/2011/06/rise-aids-thirty-years-later/

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