While the rest of Australia excelled during the early response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, one state government dragged its LGBTI citizens down during their greatest hour of need. David Alexander speaks to three key figures involved in the fight against homophobia and discrimination during the time of the Joh Bjelke-Petersen government.
The release of 1985 cabinet documents from the former Joh Bjelke-Petersen government has provided an insight into its inaction and discrimination when the AIDS epidemic reached Queensland.
The premiere of The Normal Heart on HBO channel in the US was watched by 1.4 million viewers earlier this week.
Barbra Streisand has refuted reports of her allegedly making homophobic comments about scenes in HBO’s upcoming gay-themed movie The Normal Heart, which is set around the AIDS epidemic of the US in the 1980s.