EBOLA VS. AIDS: WHY THE DIFFERENCE IN REACTIONS? - Page 3 | Out Magazine

EBOLA VS. AIDS: WHY THE DIFFERENCE IN REACTIONS? As Michael Musto writes: "Part of me says, Yay! We’ve moved forward. We’ve learned from the early days of AIDS and are addressing a potentially explosive health scare with serious attention. But another tiny little voice inside me wonders, If Ebola only hit gays and IV drug users, would there be all this fuss? I can only hope the answer would be, “Yes,” because we’ve come a long way since 1981 when it comes to rights, acceptance, and visibility. But honestly, you still have to wonder." http://www.out.com/entertainment/michael-musto/2014/10/20/gregg-araki-new-movie-white-bird-blizzard-being-gay-hollywood?page=0,2

The 14th annual Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in New York, June 27, 1983. | Photo via Housing Works

The 14th annual Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in New York, June 27, 1983. | Photo via Housing Works