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AIDS Library of Philadelphia

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
1. AIDS Library of Philadelphia Marker
Inscription.  Begun in 1987, the AIDS Library of Philadelphia was the nation's first library to provide HIV/AIDS information and to help combat society's fears about the epidemic. In stark contrast to government's negligible response, LGBT communities nationwide provided information and rallied to develop social services, support research and demand action. This advocacy changed the course of the epidemic and societal attitudes toward gays and other people affected by HIV. While it propelled the early LGBT civil rights movement, it came with the loss of nearly a generation of gay men.
 
Erected 2018 by City of Philadelphia.
 
Location. 39° 56.878′ N, 75° 9.718′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Locust Street east of South 13th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1233 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John E. Fryer, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Edith "Edie" Windsor (within shouting distance of this marker);
AIDS Library of Philadelphia Marker<br>(<i>wide view from Locust Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
2. AIDS Library of Philadelphia Marker
(wide view from Locust Street)
Historical Society of Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); New Century Guild (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Sketch Club (within shouting distance of this marker); William Still (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meta V.W. Fuller (about 500 feet away); Albert M. Greenfield (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  AIDS Library in Philadelphia. In 1987, a group of volunteer librarians and AIDS activists created the AIDS Library in Philadelphia. At the AIDS Library, people could find information on treatments (both medical and alternative), nutrition, legal issues, social services in the Philadelphia area, and how to live with HIV, as well as on the history of the pandemic, referrals to regional and national resources, and connect with other HIV/AIDS activists around the world. (Submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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