Threads of Remembrance : "Someone I love Has AIDS, Whitman-Walker Clinic" button

"Someone I love Has AIDS, Whitman-Walker Clinic" button

"Someone I love Has AIDS, Whitman-Walker Clinic" button

c. 1985

About

The Whitman-Walker Clinic was founded as a free clinic for gay men in Washington, D.C., in 1978. As the AIDS epidemic began, the Clinic shifted their purpose towards offering AIDS services, and gathering information on the disease through early patients. They expanded to provide services to Northern Virginia and Maryland, opening numerous clinics over the years, and providing extended services such as dental care, transportation, and a food bank.

"Someone I love Has AIDS, Whitman-Walker Clinic" button, c. 1985. From Resource Center LGBT Collection of the UNT Libraries (AR0756).