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We Are Not Republicans – ACT UP at 1988 Republican Convention

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This film by Adam Hussuk and Bob Huff is from You Tube.

At the time of the Republican Convention in August of 1988, ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) was about a year and a half old and was shaking up the way the media and politicians responded to HIV/AIDS. ACT UP chapters erupted and members protested across the country. This video shows how AIDS activists and gay protestors were treated at the 1988 Republican Convention.

ACT UP led protests at both the 1988 Democratic and Republic Convention. It was supported by a coalition of gay and lesbian groups calling themselves Gay and Lesbian VOICE ’88 ( Gay and Lesbian Voters Organized In Coalition for the Elections).

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