Georgia: The Early Days of AID Atlanta
June 6, 2012
As AID Atlanta celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, some of its founding members are recalling its early days as a grassroots awareness organization.
The group moved to produce their own brochure, basing it on one used in San Francisco, and decided it should promote condom use. "That was quite controversial," Aliberti noted. "No one had ever heard of safe sex." Members met with several gay bar owners to discuss the new group's goals. "It basically was yelling and screaming at us because they told us, 'You can't tell people to have safe sex, you can't tell people how to lead their lives.'"
Georgia Voice (Atlanta)
05.25.2012; Ryan Lee
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