Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
Men of the 90’s, top, bottom, both do the safe thing, 1990s
This biracial couple and straightforward acknowledgement of gay sex practices shows an effective trend in AIDS education campaigns. By the 1990s, AIDS organizations could speak honestly and directly to gay audiences, often without fear of censorship.
Publisher(s):AIDS Program of Whitman-Walker Clinic
After a decade of life with AIDS, activists and public health officials turned to new opportunities to educate people in the 1990s. Some of the stigma and shame had given way to honesty and playfulness, shown in campaigns like “Men of the 90’s” from the Whitman-Walker Clinic. The men pictured here are smiling, happy, and safe.