AIDS was not an issue as far as I knew in 1986 in my corner of Michigan. What little I knew from newspapers led everyone to think it was a big coastal city thing, not a small-town Midwest issue. It was not something I wanted to learn about but we don’t always choose our topics we need to learn.
What ‘s your personal history moment?
The LGBT Postcard Project: Snippets from our Past project documents moments from our personal LGBTQ histories/herstories. I like postcards because they guarantee anonymity. If one doesn’t need the anonymity, emailed snippets are fine. Send your postcards to me at:
Dr. Ronni Sanlo
9584 El Cajon Street
Ventura, CA 93004
Or send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our collective history: (from QUIST, Back2Stonewall, and/or Lavender Effect)…
On this day:
1783, New York: Deborah Sampson fought in the first battle, passing as a man.
1981, New York: AI(DS is first mentioned in the New York Times: Rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals…”
2003, Spain: First gay hotel, the Axel, opens in Barcelona.
2005, Spain: Same-sex marriage legalized.
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