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Making Gay History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it.


Season 9

Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis — Chapter 2

Even as the epidemic spreads, a rousing AIDS fundraiser at the circus, a new boyfriend, and journalism school combine to bring joy, a sense of community, and purpose into Eric’s life.

Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis — Chapter 1

“Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals,” said the New York Times headline on July 3, 1981. It was the first time Eric Marcus read about what came to be known as AIDS. Nothing for me to worry about, he decided, and turned the page.

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Season 9 — Preview

AIDS first made national news 40 years ago. MGH host Eric Marcus was 22 at the time, a gay kid in search of love and a career in New York City. In this six-part audio memoir, Eric explores his memories of the early years of the epidemic and reconnects with people whose lives intersected with his.

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