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Infected Faggot Perspectives #8

Infected Faggot Perspectives #8

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The AIDS epidemic was a time of great fear, and for those who existed before the era of protease inhibitors and modern drugs, HIV felt like a death sentence. This zine captures those seriously bad vibes.

It's an angry, ranty vehicle by Cory Roberts Auli and W. Wayne Karr, the latter finding himself newly free since busting a window on a federal building in LA. Bragging about it in these pages, and continuing to outline a manifesto of activism, it reads like a maniac running out of time.

Content-wise, there's a lengthy mock obit for George Bush, plus a history lesson on Robert Mapplethorpe and his relationship to Patti Smith. Also, numerous diatribes about people he and his circle hates - straight people, HIV negative people, and any group that isn't them. It takes on a victimized identity that looks eerily familiar today - a contrarian stance to justify one’s feelings of powerlessness. And while this alienation is somewhat understandable, it's important to note that not everyone chose that outlook.

An obscure zine with incendiary text that feels strange to read today. "IN YOUR FACE Until the Plague is Over!!!" I'm sorry that these people did not live long enough to know the word "PrEP", as they passed away by 1996.
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