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Roxy was a popular nightclub located in Chelsea, New York City from 1978 until it closed 2007.  The nightclub hosted weekly gay dance nights and held events benefitting AIDS-related charities like New York’s Gay Men’s Health Clinic.  The bar culture…

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The Brig was a gay bar located in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, MD.  The bar and bathhouse culture within the gay community was criticized by many both within and outside the community.  It was seen by some as an unintended venue to spread HIV…

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In the television film An Early Frost, Michael Pierson (Aidan Quinn) is a young gay man with AIDS.  Forced to be open about his homosexuality and the disease, he must also face the inevitability of his death.  At a time when AIDS was seen as a…

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Set in Manhattan and on Fire Island, the film Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of AIDS in 1981.  As the story progresses, the disease devastates the characters’ lives, touching each one in a…

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In the film Philadelphia, gay lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), is fired from his conservative law firm because he has AIDS.  Beckett sues his former employer with the help of Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), a homophobic lawyer.  Miller overcomes…

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John-Manuel Andriote interviewed nearly 200 individuals for his 1999 book, Victory Deferred: how AIDS changed gay life in America.  In the book’s preface he stated, “I wrote Victory Deferred  because, despite the abundance of books written about…
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