Conservative William Buckley Says Tattoo Gay Men
In a New York Times column, William F. Buckley, the conservative writer and founder/editor of The National Review, recommended tattooing gay men on the buttocks as a way of preventing the spread of AIDS. The idea was widely denounced and gained no support.
Don’t miss: David France, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (1916)
Read the classic book on the early AIDS crisis: Randy Shilts, And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1988)
Learn more at a timeline on HIV/AIDS: http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/aids-timeline/