San Francisco was hijacked in 1993 by conspiracy-theorizing extremists, who now preach that the AIDS epidemic is over and that the real killer of gay men is not HIV, but AIDS medications.
A low point came in 1989, when the radical gay-activist group ACTUP
, angry at the church's refusal to endorse "safe sex" education and condoms to fight AIDS, disrupted a liturgy at New York's St.
In the fiercest contest seen on the radical circuit this season, PETA versus ACTUP
was a classic overtime confrontation between two titans of the left.
, for example, the AIDS activist group, finds freedom in its marginal status and its refusal to seek governmental or corporate funds.
Enter the access to medicines campaign, an informal collaboration of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), chapters of the AIDS activist group ACTUP
, Health GAP, and the Consumer Project on Technology, among other groups.