Category: History

Gay Pioneers: Tammy Baldwin

Gay Pioneers: Tammy Baldwin

From Shoulders To Stand On: Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history and the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the Senate. Tammy Baldwin, Jr. US Senator from Wisconsin,...

Gay Pioneers: Barbara Gittings, LGBT activist

Gay Pioneers: Barbara Gittings, LGBT activist

Barbara Gittings (July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007) was a prominent American activist for LGBT equality. She organized the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) from 1958 to 1963, edited the...

Shoulders To Stand On:  A Community’s Response To AIDS – Center for Disease Control Early Response

Shoulders To Stand On: A Community’s Response To AIDS – Center for Disease Control Early Response

By Evelyn Bailey Recognition of the emerging epidemic was gradual in NYS, as elsewhere. After the Centers for Disease Control declared that the number of cases of Kaposi’s Sarcoma (KS) and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia...

Shoulders to Stand On : A Community’s Response To AIDS – AIDS Rochester, Inc. (cont’d)

Shoulders to Stand On : A Community’s Response To AIDS – AIDS Rochester, Inc. (cont’d)

By Evelyn Bailey AIDS Rochester was formed in 1982 to respond to community needs regarding AIDS. In 1983, Jackie Nudd became President of AIDS Rochester. In April, 1983 the first local AIDS prevention literature...

Shoulders to Stand On: A Community’s Response To AIDS – AIDS Rochester, Inc.

Shoulders to Stand On: A Community’s Response To AIDS – AIDS Rochester, Inc.

By Evelyn Bailey This month Shoulders To Stand On looks at one of the earliest grass roots responses to the AIDS crisis in New York state and in fact the country. AIDS Rochester began...