Thank you all for coming out and participating in the vibrant panel discussion!
It was a full house with many familiar faces from the club scene and the art world. The panel used Jerome as a launching point for a public conversation about a misfit group of punks, activists, artists, dykes, trans, and queers who went to clubs like Screw, Chaos, and Uranus to celebrate life at a time when they did not know if they were going to make it out alive. Back then, the club scene, midnight cabarets and talk shows, and underground art galleries, like Rick Jacobsen’s Kiki Gallery, were integral parts of the activism and protests propelling the fight against AIDS in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
by Anthony Cianciolo