I realized that even though I’d vaguely heard or read about the lesbians of ACT UP, I didn’t really know enough about the specifics. Who were these women? What was their history?
Everyone should know the stories of the lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans women of color who’ve been the backbones of LGBT communities forever and ever. So make some popcorn and put your learnin’ pants on!
It’s LGBT History Month, a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, a topic which is near and dear to our hearts because it is definitely NOT near OR dear to the hearts of anybody in charge of public education.
Five lessons that start to explore just how much we can learn from our queer and trans forebears in AIDS activism.
Kate’s Team Pick: Being able to see the quilt in its entirety is probably the most intense experience of the NAMES project to date.
“The birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches.”
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