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Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Jesus Ramirez-Valles


Telling the affecting stories of eighty gay, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) Latino activists and volunteers living in Chicago and San Francisco, this book closely details how these individuals have been touched or transformed by the AIDS epidemic. Weaving together activists' responses to oppression and stigma, their encounters with AIDS, and their experiences as GBTs and Latinos in North America and Latin America, the book explores the intersection of civic involvement with ethnic and sexual identity. Even as activists battle multiple sources of oppression, they are able to restore their sens ... More

Keywords: GBT Latinos, gay activist, bisexual activist, transgender activist, Latino activists, Chicago, San Francisco, AIDS epidemic, sexual identity, ethnic identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036446
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, author
University of Illinois-Chicago