Emergence of Gay Identity and Gay Social Movements in Developing Countries: The AIDS Crisis as Catalyst

  title={Emergence of Gay Identity and Gay Social Movements in Developing Countries: The AIDS Crisis as Catalyst},
  author={Matthew W. Roberts},
  journal={Alternatives: Global, Local, Political},
  pages={243 - 264}
  • M. Roberts
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • Political Science
  • Alternatives: Global, Local, Political
Although it is important to acknowledge that the virus affects a wide and growing number of people outside our communities, there is no doubt that it has had an unparalleled impact upon our particular attempts at self-help and organization … yet, at the same time, it has stimulated the growth of many more groups, often bringing lesbians and gay men together for the first time in a particular town or country. In some areas, it has meant the growth of identity and self-respect as lesbian, gay, or… 

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