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Never Silent: A Memoir of AIDS Activism


The New York based Village Voice newspaper, which was one of the first chroniclers of the early gay movement and its development over half a century and more of radical change, talks to Peter Staley, who became an AIDS activist after his HIV positive diagnoisis in 1985, and who was prominent within groups such as ACT-UP and the Treatment Action Group which split from it in 1992. In a lively interview, Peter showcases some of the themes due to be printed in detail in his new memoirs, called Never Silent: My Life in ACT-UP and Activism during October. He speaks of what HIV and AIDS activists can bring to the current struggle against Covid19 and with great humor talks about how the activists of the eighties and nineties took on homophobic and indifferent establishments to change the American narrative.

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