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Check Out This Incredible Supercut of Gay Rights News Clips from the 1980s: VIDEO

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We’ve already shown you Dave Evans’s awesome collection of gay news clips from the 1970s - and here’s his next compilation video, with this one highlighting gay news of the 1980s.

The video chronicles the early days of the AIDS crisis, the rising power of the ‘gay vote,’ openly gay Representatives Gerry Studds and Barney Frank, growing visibility of LGBT families, the influence of Jerry Falwell and the Christian Right, and efforts to combat anti-sodomy state laws.  

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. TIL: News was very different in the 1980s.

    Posted by: snork | Jun 9, 2014 10:27:30 PM


  2. These are so fascinating... and good reminders of how far we've come. Regan refusing to even acknowledge AIDS for 5 years, Carter's people saying gays were an embarrassment to the Democratic party. Mondale talking about gay rights in the Dem party platform so long ago & it didn't really even happen until the last couple of platforms.

    I'm simultaneously exhausted and inspired.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Jun 10, 2014 10:33:37 AM


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