1986 March 18

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/

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