The Berkeley Remix
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The Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office), which was founded in 1954 and is a division of The Bancroft Library, documents the history of California, the nation, and the interconnected global arena. The OHC produces carefully researched, audio/video-recorded and transcribed oral histories and interpretative historical materials for the widest possible use.
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The Gay - Positive Health Community Before AIDS
Episode 3 –The Gay-Positive Health Community Before AIDS
This episode takes a step back and examines the efforts of public health officials in San Francisco to establish a relationship of trust with the gay community. For years, homophobia had pushed this ostracized community, gay men in particular, to seek underground health services at establishments where they could receive treatment from sympathetic or at least non-judgmental professionals. By the 1970s, however, bridges began to develop between health officials and the gay community, just as physicians within the community itself started to form their own public health networks. In this episode, we hear from practitioners from inside and outside the gay community on the work undertaken to create a gay-positive health response to rising epidemics before the arrival of AIDS in the city.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 1, 2017
Jul 26, 2017