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October 17, 2012
AIDS Activists in Prison Jumpsuits Protest at Presidential Debate
Over 200 activists from a coalition of AIDS groups demonstrated outside the October 16 presidential debate in Long Island, New York, to make the candidates aware of HIV criminalization, according to a joint statement by Queerocracy, Housing Works, ACT UP and Sero. The protesters, many wearing orange prison jumpsuits, also wanted to gain support for the Repeal HIV Discrimination Act, a congressional bill introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D–Calif.) that seeks to end HIV criminalization nationwide.
Watch video of the protest by AIDS activist John Riley: