BROTHERS poster with the caption, "Concerned about HIV and AIDS? BROTHERS offers services for African-American gay/bisexual men and transgenders. For more information, please call: (415) 749-6714". The phone number is scratched out in blue ink and written below "356-8140" and the sub-caption reads, "The BROTHERS NETWORK, 625 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109"
Photographed by Lincoln Cushing for the GLBT Historical Society
Handwritten letter on lined yellow paper, stapled: "My name is Jesus Reyes and I've just been arrested by the INS. Now they want to deport me because I have AIDS. I came to this rally today because as a gay man and as a person with AIDS I wanted to support this struggle against death, this struggle for life. I didn't expect to find the immigration police here, but here they were. Now they're certain to send me back to Mexico where all that waits for me is an early death. Since I've come to this country in 1981 I worked very hard. For the first couple of years I worked two jobs where I still live, in the Mission. I've always tryed to send back as much money as I could to my family in Mexico, things are so bad there they're almost [...]"
Courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society Jorge Cortiñas Papers
Graphic poster with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple stripes across five individual faces cupped in two large hands. Below the image reads, "All Individuals Deserve Support, AIDS." Subtext at the top of the poster reads, "April 7-11 1986, AIDS Awareness Week, San Francisco Community College District, co-sponsored by the S.F. AIDS Foundation. Signed 'TP Ranger 86'".
GLBT Historical Society Poster Collection, photograph courtesy of Lincoln Cushing
Pink flyer reads, "Mujer Latina, Quieres aprender a mejorar tu auto-estima? Proyecto AMIGOS te invita al Circulo de Amistad. Ciclo: Auto-Estima, comienza el miercoles, 23 de marzo, de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m., en la oficina de Mujeres Unidas y Activas, 3543 18th Street, segundo piso (entre Valencia y Guerrero)." The subtext reads, "Ven a aprender sobre este importante tema y hacer amistad con otras mujeres latinas. Te esperamos! Habra Cuidado de Ninos y Antojitos. Para mas informacion llama a Angela o Raul al (415) 243-8908. Proyecto Amigos: Immigrantes luchando contra el SIDA. 995 Market Street, Piso 11, San Francisco, CA 94103, (415) 243-8908. Proyecto AMIGOS es patrocinando por la Coalicion para los Derechos y Servicios de los Immigrantes y Refugiados, Gente Latina de Ambiente y Mujeres Unidas y Activas."
Yellow tri-fold pamphlet with cover illustration of global map with no borders reads, "AIDS Knows No Borders." Below the map is the vertical logo, "ACT UP: AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power", subtext in box reads, "Immigration Working Group". Opening page titled, "Public Health Exclusion Under Immigration Law" with timeline starting with 1891 law excluding persons with any "loathsome or contagious disease" and ending with March/April 1992: "Haitian refugees undergo mandatory testing. HIV antibody positive refugees repatriated." Back panel of brochure contains contact information for ACT UP/Golden Gate, San Francisco, the Immigration Working Group, and Other ACT UP Committees.