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Life During Wartime - Melissa Hawkins' Nightlife Photos at the GLBT History Museum

by Michael Flanagan .
Sunday Feb 17, 2019
Life During Wartime - Melissa Hawkins' Nightlife Photos at the GLBT History Museum

The late 1980s and early '90s were a complex time in San Francisco. The city had gotten beyond the initial shock of living during an epidemic and had begun to react. The takeover of Burroughs Wellcome in January 1988 was a signal that people were not satisfied with the high cost of AZT and the slow development of other treatments.

In 1989 ACT-UP blocked the Golden Gate Bridge and disrupted the San Francisco Opera. And in 1990 all hell broke loose with streets blocked with a die-in and the disruption of the Health and Human Services secretary during the International AIDS Conference in San Francisco.


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