Protest - Protest

Under the leadership of Lambda and other community organizers, LGBTQ people from Alabama focused on activism that would not only draw attention to the AIDS crisis in the state, but also advocate for changes that needed to be made at all levels of healthcare, political planning, and local community support. In 1987, a large group of LGBTQ people marched in the 1987 March on Washington, made panels to include in the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, planned political protests surrounding the City of Birmingham’s response to AIDS, and worked with Act-Up New York to train activists on how to respond to the AIDS epidemic.