Papers of ACTUP activists Jorge Cortiñas covering a variety of topics including materials relating to HIV status and immigration,
and HIV and people of color
Between 1989 and 1991 activists in San Francisco spearheaded a campaign to lift all HIV-related restrictions on immigration
into the United States. Jorge Cortiñas was a leader in this movement through his involvement in both ACT-UP San Francisco/Golden
Gate's Immigration Working Group and in the Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights and Services (CIRRES) HIV Task Force.
Cortiñas and other activists from these organizations participated in a number of "zap" actions and protests designed to raise
awareness of HIV-related immigration policy. In 1991, ACT-UP and CIRRES helped organize a campaign that criticized the choice
of location for the 8th International Conference on AIDS, scheduled for Boston in 1992. Activists demanded that the conference
be relocated unless United States' discriminator policy on immigration was altered.
2 manuscript boxes
1 linear foot
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.