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Freedom & Liberation
Committee’s Safe Company flyers (ca. 1990)
In the 1980s, AIDS became a threat to the gay community. The AIDS
Action Committee formed in Boston in 1983 to help people with AIDS
and HIV. One of its programs, The Safe Company, targeted the sexual
lifestyles of gay men. The Safe Company provided peer-based education
to remind gay men to practice safe sex consistently. Its messages
were sex-positive, emphasizing that safe sex could also be satisfying
the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts records.