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brainstorm77
06-02-2010, 10:37 PM
I'm looking for experiences in the bar scene etc... What was the atmopshere like? Music that was popular? When did you first hear about HIV? What were peoples reactions to it within the community? What things still stick out in your memory from that period in time.

You can post here or PM if you prefer and of course confidentiality is assured.

Thanks.

Medievalist
06-02-2010, 10:45 PM
You might start with Eric Marcus'

Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights

You're asking about three very different kinds of communities as well, communities that are also affected by local conditions.

brainstorm77
06-02-2010, 10:51 PM
True enough. I kinda lotted all together because where I live it's small. There is little divide here. I will look the book up. Thanks.

suki
06-02-2010, 10:56 PM
True enough. I kinda lotted all together because where I live it's small. There is little divide here. I will look the book up. Thanks.

You might also want to check out the movie, And The Band Played On.

~suki

brainstorm77
06-02-2010, 11:06 PM
Thanks.