People in Manchester protesting against the UK government's policy on support for AIDS patients; advertising the campaign by Act Up Manchester in support of care for those with AIDS. Photocopy, 1992/1995.
- [between 1990 and 1999]
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In the foreground, two men, one of whom holds an imitation cheque from the Bank of England made out to "HIV/AIDS services 0 pounds, 0 pence only" and signed "V. Bottomley. H. M. Government", the other wearing a t-shirt with the slogan "ACT-UP". Above, two demonstrations: left, before the North West Regional Health Authority HQ in Manchester, with demonstrators holding placards spelling out the name of the Rt. Hon. Virginia Bottomley (the Secretary of State for Health 1992-1995); right, demonstrators holding placards spelling out "I'm an evil Tory bigot" (an anagram of "Virginia Bottomley"). Centre, a newspaper cutting contains heading: 'Ginny in anagram hell'. Top, logo of H.M. Government
ACT-UP Manchester is appalled at the British Governments handling of the AIDS crisis ... discrimination against people living with HIV or AIDS. ACT-UP Manchester demand ... The British Government does all in its power to help end the AIDS crisis.
Manchester : Act up Manchester, [between 1990 and 1999]
1 print : photocopy, printed in black and white with cream addition ; sheet 59.8 x 42 cm
Act up Manchester 19-- Act up Manchester UK 15/07/2008 UkLW Transcription from the item
Wellcome Library no. 666681i