new york 1986


“Silence = Death”, a slogan created by six New York gay activists in 1986, which shows a Nazi-era pink triangle (used to identify the homosexuals in their camps). This campaign made prominent by activists in the group, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), drew on parallels linking the explosion of the AIDS epidemic, the indifference of the Reagan administration and the paralyzing silent fear and dread in a society faced with a terrifying force.


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