Kramer, in 1987, founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP), and finally got America to start talking, bit-by-bit, about AIDS.
What does ACT-UP stand for?
ACT-UP stands for AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power
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1987 * In March in New York City the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power holds its first protest.
an AIDS activist group influenced by the emergence of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP) across the US.
In the four decades since World War II gay organizations have risen and fallen, some supplanting others--the Mattachine Society, Daughters of Bilitis, Society for Individual Rights (SIR), Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Gay Liberation Front (GLF), Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG), National Gay Task Force (NGTF, later NGLTF), Queer Nation, and AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (Act Up).
chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP.
In 1987, a small group of gay men and their concerned friends founded ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, to do what nonprofit service organizations like GMHC could not possibly do: take militant direct action against the government.
Electrified by Kramer's performance, a group of activists formed the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power that night, and within months its Tuesday night meetings at the center became the hottest ticket in town.
Throughout the spring and summer, activists with the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and other groups have followed Gore on his campaign travels, challenging the Clinton Administration's support for a move by pharmaceutical firms to limit production of generic AIDS drugs in South Africa.