The Enola Gay Faggot
Affinity Group emerged in 1983 during direct action protests against
nuclear weapons at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. About a
year later they were the very first group to publicly engage in
nonviolent direct action to dramatize the AIDS crisis.
The "Money for AIDS, Not for War" ritual/protest was held on September 23,
1984, by Enola Gay, a self proclaimed faggot affinity group, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 50 miles east of San
Veterans of that moment
return to discuss direct action in the depths of the Reagan
counter-revolution, the connections between war spending and social
crises, the long resistance from below to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the
vibrant queer left tradition of resistance still alive in San
Francisco, with Jack Davis, Robert Glück, and Richard Bell.