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|READ MY LIPS
Black and white photograph of two men kissing with black text on a white background below.
|ACT UP SUPPORTED BY OPENING CEREMONY
ACT UP was a grassroots advocacy movement that happened in the late-1980s in response to the AIDS pandemic. As this button shows, LGBTQ activists tackled anti-queer sentiment and social stigma that exacerbated the crisis, including through public displays of affection. The demonstrations of ACT UP were foundational to curbing the AIDS crisis and improving medical care for people worldwide.
Act Up Oral History Project (2021) Accessed February 14, 2023 via https://actuporalhistory.org/