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50 years in 50 weeks: 2021: AIDS marks 40 years

by BAR staff

Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive
Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive  

This is the final 50 years in 50 weeks of the News section looking back at the Bay Area Reporter's half-century of covering the LGBTQ community. The Arts section's finale commemorates the paper's historic 50th anniversary issue of April 1, 2021 and the News section is highlighting the paper's June 3 issue that marks 40 years of the AIDS epidemic. Stories included a look at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, long-term survivors, the region's Getting to Zero efforts, housing for HIV-positive people, and San Francisco's response to the epidemic over the years, among other articles. Coincidentally, just this week activists held a rally outside San Francisco City Hall to demand an increase in funding in the city's budget to recommit to fighting HIV/AIDS, as the COVID pandemic has resulted in what some demonstrators called a "lack of attention" to the disease. Suffice to say, AIDS is not over, and disparities continue to exist, especially for Black and Brown people and members of the transgender community.

To view the issue, click here.

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