This Day In Gay History: August 28, 1981 – The Day The AIDS “Epidemic” Officially Began

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Dan says:

    The article you show was actually published in The New York Times on July 3, 1981.

    • Will Kohler says:

      Yes its just an image ref to the article that came about after the first DCD report in June leading up to the August revision that categorized it as an epidemic. Best graphic available.

      Good eye

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