Compelled by his own 2005 HIV diagnosis, journalist John-Manuel Andriote revisits his acclaimed chronicle of the AIDS epidemic in this updated and expanded edition of the University of Chicago Press 1999 hardcover original.
Andriote examines the impact of AIDS on individuals and on the gay civil rights movement, from the coming-out revelry of the 1970s to the post-AIDS gay community of the twenty-first century's first decade.
Victory Deferred looks at how AIDS has changed both individual lives and national organizations. It tells the story of how a health crisis pushed a disjointed jumble of local activists to become a national visible and politically powerful civil rights movement, a full-fledged minority group challenging the authority of some of the nation's most powerful institutions.
Based on hundreds of interviews with those at the forefront of the medical, political, cultural, civic, and national responses to the epidemic, Victory Deferred artfully blends personal narratives with institutional histories and organizational politics to show how AIDS forced gay men from their closets and ghettos into the hallways of power to lobby and into the streets to protest.
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John has followed up the original Victory Deferred with this updated and expanded edition for the 30th Anniversary Year of the first diagnosis of HIV AIDS in the USA. He shows what an excellent writer and journalist he is and always has been. Writing with passion, depth and credibility on a subject that is very personal to him and many thousands of others not only in the USA but around the world. John has spoken to medical experts and weaved their stories with the personal stories of those touched by this global epidemic virus and he doesn't shy away from controversy either. Questioning the current motives of human rights and AIDS organisations and their new found interests in marriage equality and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act, whilst palming off the important issue of HIV AIDS to other smaller organisations almost as a side issue. Randy Shilts first brought all of this to light in his book - And The Band Played On - and when John brought out Victory Deferred it was liken to Randy's book. Now in this newly updated edition, John's book is now THE definitive book about HIV AIDS in the USA. Read it and learn and understand why HIV AIDS is more important now, than it even was 30 years ago. Congratulations John and thank you for everything you continue to do.