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This is part of @lgbt_history’s takeover of @glaad! . The 1970s saw the establishment of the first queer organizations dedicated specifically to monitoring the media. The Gay Media Project in Philadelphia, Gay Media Action in Boston, and similar organizations in L.A., D.C., and Chicago started to see results. On October 27, 1973, 44 years ago today, for example, @nytimes noted that @nbc had “acknowledged that the network had at times dealt unfairly with homosexuals” and would seek community input going forward. . During the ‘70s, in other words, our community built a media monitoring infrastructure that would be greatly tested in the 1980s. . The AIDS epidemic was, and still is, a nightmare; but, for those of us who weren’t there, it is impossible to understand the terror of the early 1980s. At the time, what was known was gay men were dying, no one was sure why or how, there was no treatment, and many (if not most) people didn’t know, didn’t care, or believed it was the gay community’s fault. And the U.S. media, with few exceptions, seemed determined to cause panic. “NO ONE NOW IS SAFE FROM AIDS,” read one 1985 headline. . In November 1985, a group of New York activists, including Vito Russo, held a meeting to address the New York Post’s horrendous AIDS coverage; 700 people attended, including the brilliant Jewelle Gomez, who told the crowd to “take responsibility for what is being said about us.” . From that meeting, @glaad emerged; the group, initially a pure grassroots operation, soon established itself as a nationwide force to be reckoned with. . In its first decade, @glaad confronted institutions like @nypost, @nytimes, @cbs, the State of California, and countless others; over time, a huge shift in AIDS coverage occurred. The new approach is perhaps best summed up by this image of Vito Russo, taken by Lee Snider at an early ACT UP demonstration: “FIGHT AIDS, NOT GAYS.” #HavePrideInHistory
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