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
Black and white flyer to protest the 1994 California Proposition 187. "A resistir la 187 protestemos en el día internacional de los derechos humanos / Resist 187 demonstrate on International Human Rights Day. Sábado 10 de diciembre / Saturday December 10. 11 am Asemblea 24 y Mission (SF) / Rally 24th & Mission. 12:00 mediodía marcha al City Hall / march to City Hall"
San Francisco LGBT General Subjects Ephemera Collection, courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society