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When We Rise: The History of the Queer Rights Movement Part 2

In light of October being LGBT+ History Month and AIDS Remembrance Month, Elizabeth and Kori talk about the history of the queer rights movement in the United States leading up to the AIDS epidemic. In this episode, we cover the rise and spread of the AIDS epidemic, the lives lost, and the legacy of the AIDS generation.

Resources

Books

How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

Documentaries

We Were Here

How To Survive A Plague

Paris is Burning (Available on Netflix)

Kiki

Organizations

AVERT

The Audre Lorde Project

ACT UP

 

Author

  • Kori is an entertainment writer and Managing Editor at the Fandomentals. In her spare time, she is a fragrance and watch enthusiast, lover of Eurovision, and Yanni devotee.

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