Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS (Latinos in by Jesus Ramirez-Valles

By Jesus Ramirez-Valles


Telling the affecting tales of 80 homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) Latino activists and volunteers residing in Chicago and San Francisco, Compañeros: Latino Activists within the Face of AIDS heavily info how those participants were touched or reworked through the AIDS epidemic. Weaving jointly activists' responses to oppression and stigma, their encounters with AIDS, and their stories as GBTs and Latinos in North the United States and Latin the USA, Jesus Ramirez-Valles explores the intersection of civic involvement with ethnic and sexual identification. whilst activists conflict a number of assets of oppression, they can repair their feel of relatives connection and conceit in the course of the construction of another house during which group individuals locate price of their relationships with each other. In demonstrating the transformative results of a nurturing group setting for GBT Latinos tormented by the AIDS epidemic, Ramirez-Valles illustrates that individuals locate help in a single one other, as compañeros, of their struggles with homophobia, gender discrimination, racism, poverty, and compelled migration.

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