Lee, Barry M W
Gay men were the first to be blamed for AIDS. The first reported case, of what later came to be known as AIDS, was identified in 1981 in the USA among gay men. The disease was quickly termed as the “gay plague” by the media, with massive blame unjustifiably heaped on to gay men. The linking of gay men to AIDS led to the development of a homophobia among the general public and an AIDS phobia within the gay community. This initial strong stigmatisation and discrimination against gay men and / or...[Show more]
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