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The Red Scare, The Pink Scare and the Homosexual Agenda


ACT UP/San Francisco’s repurposed image of Gaétan Dugas advertisement from the New York Times, August 23, 1988.

Despite statements to the contrary, the myth of Patient Zero did nothing to contain the AIDS epidemic. San Francisco activists reclaimed Gaétan Dugas’s story and image to counter hateful stigmatizations and defend all people with AIDS as deserving of care and treatment. 

Courtesy Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society