AIDS Activism from North to Global

Authored by: Christophe Broqua , Sharon Calandra

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409457091
eBook ISBN: 9781315613147
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042914

10.4324/9781315613147.ch4

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

When AIDS appeared in 1981, gay activism already existed in various parts of the world. In North American and Western European countries, and also in some South American or Asian countries, gay men were the first to react against the epidemic (Altman 1994: 19–24), immediately establishing a close link between gay and AIDS activism (Adam et al. 1999). In other countries in the global South, particularly in Africa, this link did not exist, but over time, men who have sex with men (MSM) were regarded as affected by the epidemic nearly everywhere in the world.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.