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AIDS

The AIDS crisis devastated the LGBTQ community—and triggered a new wave of prejudice against homosexuals. Since 1981, when the HIV virus that causes AIDS was identified, more than 30 million people have died of AIDS-related diseases. Groups like ACT UP and Queer Nation demonstrated against the high cost of treatment and the government’s failure to deal effectively with the epidemic. Many people in the fashion industry supported DIFFA and AMFAR as they worked for HIV prevention, treatment, and care.