Agir pour ne pas mourir !
Act up, les homosexuels et le sida
Act, or die!
Act up, Homosexuals and AIDS
In 1989, three journalists created Act Up Paris, based on the model of the American movement founded in New York in 1987. Despite hostile backlash and plenty of skeptical reactions judging the movement's importance inopportune in a French context, Act Up increasingly became a central actor, as much in the social movement for the fight against AIDS as for the gay rights movement. It would emerge as one of France's the most noteworthy antiestablishment movements of the 1990's.
This work recounts and analyzes the conditions for, and the consequences of, Act Up’s success. Above all, it allows a better understanding of the homosexual community and its reactions to the AIDS epidemic, whether via individual strategies or through the lens of the collective efforts and associations taking charge of this issue.
KEYWORDS : AIDS - SOCIAL MOVEMNETS - MOBILIZATION - ACTIVISM - IDENTITY POLITICS - PUBLIC HEALTH
Christophe Broqua est socio-anthropologue, membre de l'UMI 233 TransVIHMI (Recherches translationnelles sur le VIH et les maladies infectieuses) et de Sophiapol (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense).
Critique internationale 70, janvier-mars 2016
L'internationalisation des causes sexuellesThe internationalization of sexual causes
The articles of the dossier analyze the process of internationalization of mobilizations related to sexuality in Europe, North America and Africa. The variety of geographical and cultural contexts captures the struggles that develop around the globalization phenomenon of sexuality.