Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism

Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism

Courtesy of L.A. Community Health Project


Past Event

Location Info:

One Archives Gallery and Museum
626 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069
Founded in 1952, the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is the largest collection of LGBTQ material, with more than 2 million books, art, film, video, periodicals and personal papers housed since 2011 at USC. "Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism," its latest exhibit at ONE Gallery in West Hollywood, revisits HIV-prevention and safe-sex advertisements from the early days of the AIDS outbreak, when the disease was an epidemic with no effective drug treatment. The display features more than 100 posters, brochures, PSAs, videos, clean-needle kits and other campaigns created by activist groups, public health agencies and artists in the 1980s and '90s as a means of educating not only a homophobic society but apathetic government and pharmaceutical companies. The exhibit includes notable materials from AIDS Project of the East Bay, Clean Needles Now and the Gay Men's Health Crisis, as well as ACT UP/Gran Fury's Benetton-inspired 1989 poster that reads, "Kissing Doesn't Kill: Greed and Indifference Do."
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