kidcourageous1348 said[quote][cite]Pattison said[/cite]During the height of the Gay plague, when it first hit the media. I was working In a Bathhouse, One of the hot beds, for the speed of HIV, when so many where infected during the 1970's. When we were all still so naive, and herpes was the dirty word. Then come the 80's.
We talked about it before it had a name and hit the Media. Then It hit the Media, and one got to see first hand, the chaos, destruction, the lies, and all the denial. People becoming drunks the lot. So what were you all doing
Pattison said[quote][cite]JohnnyD said[/cite]You mean affected, not effected. Get a dictionary, moron.
No one meant infected, yet we were all effected by it. Australia, was not put on it's knees the way the USA was, as we were not so decimated, we had to had over the running of the community to women, as caretakers.
You know what? I'm just not going to touch this one.
[/quote] You know What: I wish I had of had the same choice.
This was a time that started out as a lot of fun, for One.
I was very popular too.
This was my introduction into the gay community. Then Aids come along, and the whole world changed. I did not go running home to the safety of bush, as so many gay men went running back to the safety of their closits. No I hang around for another 4 years. I stuck with and by the gay community
I got to see the Baths almost empty. Then come back, then it would hit the media again. Then the baths, would be empty again. Then they would fill again, people would come out, looking for sex again. This was my early manhood, in the gay community. The things one seen.
I wish I had the choice, not to touch this one. But........ This was what was going on, the last time I was a member of the gay community. But I am alive and well. It would be wrong, for one to not talk about this time, as "tis is a part of our gay history! With the numbers on the rise of HIV infection, in the gay community. We do need to talk about it.... No one wanted to talk about it then, Not even Ronald Ragon.