"For meeting the challenge of the AIDS epidemic and its crisis of conscience with vigilant acts of political and cultural provocation   
 thereby giving voice to the essential creative will of our humanity."

. from the Dance Theater Workshop Award   September 15, 1988 .

AIDS
IS A
POLITICAL
CRISIS

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OVER 25 YEARS
OF DIRECT ACTIONS


ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger
 and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.

 We advise and inform.  We demonstrate.

  WE ARE NOT SILENT





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       NEW   T-SHIRT COLLECTION GALLER
                                a few classics from our archives
 
I'm tired of grieving. tired of remembering. tired of wondering 
      
Charles Clifton   1959 – 2004
Honoring the life of Jeff Palmer    October 3rd, 2005
   Pondering the Imponderable    by David Wojnarowicz

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    "FIGHT BACK, FIGHT AIDS: 15 YEARS OF ACT UP"
 

       


 "Living with AIDS in this country is like living through a war
that's happening only for those people in the trenches.
.
"Every time a shell explodes you look around
.
to discover that you've lost more of your friends.
But nobody else notices, it isn't happening to them."
           
_                                       VITO RUSSO        

      For the Record

Vice PresidentialOFebates   October 5th, 2004
In AmericaBlack women between the ages of 25 and 44 are 13 times more
  likely to die of AIDS than their counterparts
"I have not heard those numbers with respect to African-American women.  
  I was not aware that it was -- that they're in epidemic
,"
 
 replied Cheney. 
                                                                                                                 
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new
provocation
gay pride 
2005  

reconstructed 
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. perpetuated the myth that AIDS can be spread
       by casual contact when he counseled President Ronald Reagan
                                                               
 
    READ MORE   
Flashback  1987
41,027 Americans are dead, and                  
71,176 Americans are diagnosed w/ AIDS       


After years of negligent silence, President Ronald Reagan finally uses the word "AIDS" in public. He sided with his Education Secretary William Bennett and other conservatives who said the Government should not provide sex education information.

On April 2, 1987, Reagan said: "How that information is used must be up to schools and parents, not government. But let's be honest with ourselves, AIDS information can not be what some call 'value neutral.'  After all, when it comes to preventing AIDS, don't medicine and morality teach the same lessons."   

read  more  reagan postmortem                     

harsh remembrance
The legacy of this Pope is of a man who
watched millions die from AIDS while actively
preventing access to condoms which
could have saved their lives.
Gran Fury Poster
"I was flying into China in 1988 and I picked up the visa application and it says if you have tested positive for the 'humano-immuno-deficiency' virus, don't get off the airplane, you'll be held and turned around at the airport; now China is not a good example because it's a cruel, communist dictatorship...."   
(former) Republican Congressman Dornan
The United States HIV Ban on Travel and Immigration
 laws protecting Amerika's ever-paranoid xenophobia.



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