Testing the Limits records 1987-1995 1988-1990
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Testing the Limits was a video collective formed in New York in 1987 to document AIDS activism. The collective produced its seminal work Testing the Limits: NYC, in 1987 and a feature-length documentary, Voices from the Front, in 1991. The collective's final production was a four-part documentary, The Question of Equality, which chronicled the gay and lesbian struggle for civil rights. From the description of Testing the Limits records, 1987-1995 (bulk 1988-1...
The People With AIDS Coalition (PWA Coalition / PWAC), was founded in New York City in 1985 by a group of some nine persons all of whom had contracted AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). The founders were inspired by the "Denver Principles", a manifesto adopted by PWAs and PWARCs at the National Lesbian and Gay Health Conference held at Denver (Colo.) in 1983 which proclaimed the need for self-empowerment and self-reliance on the part of persons diagnosed with AI...
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded in March 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center in New York City's Greenwich Village as an organization devoted to direct action (demonstrations and civil disobedience) to call the attention of government officials, scientists, drug companies and other corporations, and the general public to the severity of the AIDS crisis and its impact on the lives of individuals. From the description of ACT UP New York records, 1969, 1...