The Ferment of the Late ’70s

The Ferment of the Late ’70s: VD, Anita and Disco

The late 1970’s marked a period of responses and engagements that nationalized the gay liberation movement on a new level. Though looking at responses to the spread of VD among gay men, Anita Bryant and the Save Our Children campaign, and the phenomena of disco, “Ferment of the Late 70s” explores how these played a part in laying foundations for being able to respond to developments in LGBTQ life and politics the 1980s and beyond.