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Commie Pinko Fag

The Red Scare, The Pink Scare and the Homosexual Agenda


Poster for the Department of Health and Human Services demonstration designed by ACT UP/DC WoMen’s Committee, 1990

In October 1990, ACT UP descended upon Washington and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, carrying signs that demanded the formal definition of AIDS change to include women. Excluded from the diagnosis of having AIDS, women could not access potentially lifesaving care and treatment, even as they died of the disease.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine