‘Remember Their Names’: Gay Men’s HIV and AIDS Death Notices, 1984–96

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dc.contributor.author Ware, Cheryl
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-17T22:33:58Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-17T22:33:58Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-27
dc.identifier.citation (2021). Australian Historical Studies, 1-19.
dc.identifier.issn 1031-461X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/59304
dc.description.abstract When the HIV and AIDS epidemic began to decimate gay male populations in the 1980s and 1990s, the expression of grief by friends of the deceased was inhibited by the social stigma attached to both the virus and their sexualities. This article tells how the grieving gay community used death notices and obituaries published in the fortnightly Sydney Star Observer to make the community’s grieving a shared public emotion and an assertion of the value of the lives lost to HIV and AIDS. Based on interviews with men who read and/or placed the notices, this article not only conveys the emotional and political impact of the epidemic on the survivors; it argues that the death notices and obituaries were part of a wider cultural struggle over Australians’ norms of grieving and of sexuality.
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dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian Historical Studies
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dc.subject Arts & Humanities
dc.subject History
dc.subject 2103 Historical Studies
dc.title ‘Remember Their Names’: Gay Men’s HIV and AIDS Death Notices, 1984–96
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/1031461x.2021.1973046
pubs.begin-page 1
dc.date.updated 2022-04-12T07:35:49Z
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pubs.end-page 19
pubs.publication-status Published online
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pubs.subtype Article
pubs.subtype Early Access
pubs.subtype Journal
pubs.elements-id 868712
pubs.org-id Arts
pubs.org-id Humanities
pubs.org-id History
dc.identifier.eissn 1940-5049
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-04-12
pubs.online-publication-date 2021-09-27

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