John M. Becker

This is What it Was Like to Be Gay in the 1980s

Filed By John M. Becker | June 09, 2014 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Barney Frank, gay rights, HIV/AIDS, news coverage, news footage, Ronald Reagan, vintage film

On the heels of SuchIsLife Videos' fascinating compilation of vintage news footage from the gay civil rights movement of the 1970s comes another incredible YouTube video -- this time, a collection of LGBT-related news stories from the 1980s.

Among the topics covered in the hour-long video are HIV/AIDS, Barney Frank, immigration equality, Ronald Reagan, housing discrimination, hate crimes, the 20th anniversary of Stonewall, and the NAMES Project.

Thanks to Dave Evans for compiling this incredible collection. Watch and share:

Which of these stories do you remember? Share your memories in the comments section.

h/t: Joe. My. God.


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