While homosexualists were busy insisting that psychiatry portray their lifestyle as healthy, natural and normal a deadly virus was passing through communities of homosexual men all across the nation. Little more than a decade would pass before tens of thousands of these men would be dead or dying of a mysterious new disease.
It began in the winter of 1981, when Dr. Michael Gottlieb, a physician specializing in immunology at UCLA began to notice strange infections striking previously healthy young men. In a 90 day period Dr. Gottlieb treated four patients for a very rare lung infection called Pneumocystic Carinii Pneumonia (PCP). Prior to this PCP had been observed almost exclusively in frail cancer patients and transplant recipients, both groups characterized by weakened immune systems highly vulnerable to opportunistic infections. All four of Dr. Gottlieb’s PCP patients were young homosexual men, three of them with profoundly promiscuous sexual histories.
Dr. Gottlieb immediately notified the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in June of 1981 the CDC issued its first report on the strange new ailment. Around this time the CDC began to hear from doctors in New York City and San Francisco. PCP had begun to appear in young men in these cities. In addition to PCP, Dr.’s found that their young patients were infected with various other pathogens, including:
Herpes simplex: a venereal disease, in these cases infecting the mouth, anus, and genitals, and running for months at a time
Kaposi’s Sarcoma: (KS) a rare form of skin cancer previously observed only in elderly men
Candida albicans: a fungus that painfully attacks the mouth and throat, causing cheesy white deposits, making it difficult to eat or speak
Toxoplasmosis gondii: an exotic bug seen more often in animals that attacks the central nervous system, causing memory loss and disorientation
Cryptosporidium: a protozoan causing unrelenting watery diarrhea
“Gay” Bowell Syndrome: (giardiases) the collective name given to a variety of intestinal parasites commonly found in digestive tracts of promiscuous homosexuals
Each of the men who suffered from the mysterious illness also experienced extreme weight loss, persistent fever, diarrhea, night sweats, dry cough, mental deterioration, and coma. The common thread linking all of the men was the fact that they each had a nearly total wipe out of their helper T-cells, a class of white blood cells that play a critical role in orchestrating the body’s immune defenses. Most of these men died within 18 months of diagnosis.
By the end of the summer in 1981 nearly a hundred cases of this deadly new disease had been reported in homosexual males in New York and California. The mysterious illness began to be referred to as GRID, “gay-related immune disorder” since all of the men diagnosed were male homosexuals. Most were extremely promiscuous, reporting hundreds, in some cases more than a thousand lifetime sex partners and long histories of other venereal diseases.
Some medical experts believed that homosexual men would naturally curb risky sexual behavior due to the clear and growing danger GRID posed. They couldn’t have been more wrong. Homosexuals indeed mobilized to attack GRID, but their focus was not on the disease itself, instead their focus was to ensure that the disease would not be perceived by either the medical profession or public as in any way directly related to their sexualway of life. What should have been the homosexualist’s primary concern, protection from illness, became a third priority. Their second priority became keeping the image of “gays” from being attached to physical and mental sickness. Their first priority became keeping their hyper-sexual lifestyle moving in the direction of being perceived as a healthy, natural, and normal alternative:
We have an agenda to create a society in which homosexuality is regarded as healthy, natural, and normal. To me that is the most important agenda item.
Thus, the first move by homosexualists was to eliminate the name of the condition. Since under the right conditions the virus was transmittable to anyone, pressure was swiftly applied to rename “gay-related immune disorder” (GRID), to Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The fact that medical literature did and still does speak of homosexuality as the major risk factor for AIDS quickly became an unspeakable truth.
Homosexualists mobilized their new influence within the American Psychiatric Association to their advantage to this end. In an article entitled, Psychological Factors Generate HIV Resurgence in Young Gay Men, E.L. Goldman claims that, “We’ve ‘homosexualized’ AIDS and ‘AIDS-ified’ homosexuality,” –as though “We’ve” done it, and the connection is not a self-evident feature of the condition itself.
During this time the CDC began to see cases of AIDS striking outside the male homosexual population. Three new groups emerged as “at risk” for contracting AIDS- hemophiliacs, intravenous drug users, and recent Haitian immigrants, prompting some to dub AIDS the “4-H” disease (homosexuals, heroin addicts, Haitians, and hemophiliacs).
The outbreak among hemophiliacs strongly suggested that AIDS could be transmitted through blood. Hemophiliacs are exposed to the blood of hundreds of donors each year through transfusions of blood and blood products. This new development implied that the nation’s blood supply might be contaminated with the causative agent of AIDS. Blood banks began to discourage donations by individuals from the four identified risk groups. It is within this context that certain threats of blood terrorism emerged and struck Americans with horror.
Robert Schwab, for example, president of the “Texas Human Rights Foundation” who was himself dying of AIDS, was quoted as follows in the Dallas Gay News on May 20, 1983:
There has come the idea that if research money is not forthcoming at a certain level by a certain date…all gay males should give blood…If it takes threatening and perhaps giving blood to get us the money…whatever action is required to get national attention is valid. If that includes blood terrorism, so be it.
Dr. John Dwyer, the former Chief of Immunology at Yale-New Haven Hospital has treated more than 400 AIDS patients. He stated at the time that,
Every now and then there are people who say, “I know I am going to die and I’m going to take as many people with me as I can.”
In 1985, after a rash of people received HIV infections via blood transfusions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instituted a rule that homosexual men may no longer be blood donors.
Similarly, during this time a homosexual prostitute diagnosed with AIDS in Houston, Texas stated publicly that he would go back to plying his trade as soon as he was released from the hospital. Police and public health officials were a loss as to how to prevent him from disseminating the disease. According to legal regulations, it was necessary to observe him in a high risk act with a customer before he could be restrained. Around this time Texas public health officials sent letters to AIDS victims warning them to refrain from sexual activity or face felony charges under an existing disease prevention statute.
The September 23, 1985 issue of Time reported a similar situation in Alameda County, California. A male homosexual came down with AIDS. He was treated several times at the county public health clinic for gonorrhea. He self-reported having sexual relations with three to five partners a week without informing them of his condition. Dr. Robert Benjamin of the county Bureau of Communicable Diseases called him, “a sociopath.” “There are people like him everywhere,” Benjamin said.
A study presented July 13, 2000, at the XIII International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, confirmed Dr. Benjamin’s claim. Researchers disclosed that significant numbers of homosexual men with HIV “continue to engage in unprotected sex with people who have no idea they could be contracting HIV…” The researchers continued, “16 percent of gay men included in a nationwide sample of 1,397 HIV-positive people receiving medical care reported having at least one episode of unprotected sex with an unaware partner in the last six months.” Localized surveys were even more disconcerting. A study of HIV positive bisexual men in Los Angeles “found that 54.5 percent failed to disclose their [positive] infection status to sex partners. Thirty-one percent reported having unprotected sex.”
Reports like these have poured in all over America for years, all the while groups of radical homo-fascists have emerged across America, such as the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP) and the even more radical Queer Nation. While these groups were emerging to fight the “right” to engage in inhibited, compulsive sexual activity despite their serostatus, the medical community was releasing heartbreaking estimates that as many as, “2 to 3 million people may have been infected” with what at the time was referred to as pre-AIDS, or ARC, a phase of the disease now encompassed by the acronym “HIV.”
Scientists estimated that 73% of ARC carriers were male homosexuals, 17% were intravenous drug users, 3% blood transfusion recipients, 1% heterosexuals, and 6% no identifiable risk. It should be noted that 8 to 10% of AIDS victims are intravenous drug users and homosexual. Since nearly all transfusion related AIDS cases originated with “gay” blood (drug users are forbidden from donating) homosexuals accounted for just fewer than 90% of all AIDS cases during this time. They only account for 1% to 3% of the total U.S. population.
The lifestyle of homosexual male’s if of particular interest here because it was and continues to serve as the chief reason for the spread of AIDS in America. In October of 1982 Harper’s Magazine published an interview of one Dan Bradley, a man who had recently resigned as President of the government funded Legal Service Corporation. Bradley was a person of interest because he had been the highest ranking federal official to publicly declare his homosexuality. After “coming out of the closet” Bradley began a new career as a spokesman for the Gay Rights National Lobby. The forty-something year old influential Washington D.C. attorney’s life-story as a closeted homosexual provided America with the vivid glimpse of the “gay” lifestyle that had resulted in the AIDS epidemic, which has only grown larger since this time. The article was entitled, “Closets of Power.”
The story of Dan Bradley’s sexual experiences is a tale of incredible squalor and depravity. Bradley was a high-class homosexual. He was no pimp or street hustler, but an educated, upper-class professional who moved about in the highest circles of power and influence in the nation’s capital.
The Harper’s article describes Bradley’s first homosexual experience, a ten-second affair in the men’s restroom of a Philadelphia hotel in 1968. He was in Philadelphia for a conference when he was propositioned by a young street hustler in blue jeans and a T-shirt to engage in oral sex for the modest fee of five dollars. Bradley accepted the offer.
In 1969 Bradley landed a job setting up a new Legal Services program in the Virgin Islands. While wondering one day on the white sand beaches of San Juan, Puerto Rico he came across a section of beach where several hundred men were packed closely together, said Bradley, “They all had their slinky little bathing suits and their effeminate mannerisms. Bradley ended up in bed with a sunbather who introduced himself vaguely as Tom.
By 1970 Bradley had been promoted to director of Legal Services for the southern states, based in Atlanta. Sitting in a gay bar one night, Bradley found himself face-to-face with one of his fraternity brothers from Mercer University. The frat brother boasted that he knew all the gay bars from Key West to Provincetown. He later introduced Bradley to a group of ten closeted gay professionals who got together every weekend. One would cook dinner for the rest, after which they would go cruising for sex at one or more gay bars. Bradley became part of the group, but eventually returned to his solitary ways.
Soon Bradley made an exciting discovery: the baths. While in Miami to speak at the local bar association, Bradley worked up the courage to visit one of the gay baths he had read so much about. It didn’t take him long to realize that the place was designed to facilitate anonymous sex. As Bradley tells it, “I must have had sex with ten different guys that first night. I was like a kid in a candy store.” The bath house franchise that operated the baths in Miami owned outlets in 37 American cities. Bradley managed to visit most of them, he says.
While visiting New York City for a bar association conference, Bradley went to see the musical Hair. Bradley became infatuated with one of the actors and managed to arrange a rendezvous in Washington. They had a three day spree together, during which time Bradley completed his “gay-education.” Bradley had a hundred questions about the “Hanky Code” printed in his gay bar guide. The color and location of a man’s handkerchief signals his sexual preferences to other men in a “cruiser bar.” For instance, a dark blue hankie on the left indicates a desire to give anal sex; on the right to “receive” it. Maroon on the right wants to receive an enema; yellow on the left wants to urinate in someone’s face.
Bradley’s next promotion brought him back to Washington D.C. as the special assistant to the national Legal Services program. He immersed himself in his work, with only an occasional trip to visit Philadelphia’s “Spartan Baths.” During this time he also began seeing his fifth psychiatrist (the closeted ex-lover of psychiatrist number four) after an unexplainable fit of hysterical crying at his Washington D.C. office.
By 1979 Bradley climbed to the top of the Legal Services Corp. and spent his first few months as President lobbying a $321 million appropriation bill through Congress. He spent his nights cruising the gay bars and attending all-gay cocktail parties in Georgetown. Bradley came to know at least a score of homosexual Congressmen, in addition to numerous gay White House aids, lobbyists, military men, and other government employees. Some of the cocktail parties turned out to be orgies, including one where Bradley awoke afterwards in bed with a lawyer from the Federal Department of Justice.
In May of 1981 Bradley began an affair with a 25-year-old construction worker whose father was a Secret Service agent on White House detail. Bradley and his new lover lived together as a couple. Within a few months, Bradley’s passion for the young man had cooled: “I began to realize that we had nothing in common except love, and we couldn’t stay in bed and be in love 24 hours a day.”
Dan Bradley quite his legal career early to become a popular speaker on the “gay” lecture circuit until he died of AIDS in 1988. He was 47 years old. His funeral service was held on a Sunday at 2 P.M. at the Smith, Steele Meadows Funeral Home in Manchester, GA.
As stated, the significance of Dan Bradley’s sordid story lies in his upper-class status as a highly-educated professional. But is it really fair to say that Bradley’s lifestyle is typical of the upper crust of the “gay community” as well as the lower? Or is Bradley a mere aberration, a schizoid product of life “in the closet.” The unvarnished truth is that Dan Bradley is no more depraved and promiscuous than the average “gay.” In fact, Bradley’s sexual behavior is somewhat restrained compared to many of his “gay” brothers and sisters.
A study of male and female homosexuality just before this time, in 1978, conducted by two of the homosexualist community’s favorite psychiatrists of human sexuality, A.P. Bell and M.S. Weinberg, found that 43% of white male homosexuals had sex with five hundred or more partners, with 28 percent having 1,000 or more sex partners. Additionally, a study conducted by M. Saghir and E. Robins in 1973 entitled Male and Female Homosexuality found that only 2.7 percent of older homosexuals had only one sexual partner in their lifetime.
Similarly, a study of 2,583 older homosexuals conducted twenty years later (1997) by Paul Van de Ven et al. published in the pro-homosexual Journal of Sex Research found that “the modal range for number of sexual partners ever was 101-500.” In addition, 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent had between 501 and 1,000 partners. Coincidentally and shockingly, another 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent reported having more than 1,000 lifetime sexual partners. Homosexual’s remained incredibly promiscuous despite the threat of AIDS. This promiscuity fueled HIV-AIDS as well as other epidemics, resulting in hundreds of thousands of infections and deaths.
STD’s Almost Universal among “Gay” Men
STD’s are almost universal in the homosexual community. According to the homosexual newspaper Washington Blade,
A San Francisco study of Gay and bisexual men revealed that HPV infection was almost universal among HIV-positive men, and that 60 percent of HIV-negative men carried HPV.
At the Fourth International AIDS Malignancy Conference at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Andrew Grulich announced that,
Most incidents of anal cancer are caused by a cancer-causing strain of HPV through receptive anal intercourse. HPV infects over 90 percent of HIV-positive gay men and 65 percent of HIV negative gay men, according to a number of recent studies.
Dr. Joel Palefsky, a leading expert in the field of anal cancer, reports that while the incidence of anal cancer in the United States is only 0.9/100,000, that number sours to 35/100,000 for homosexuals. That rate doubles again for those who are HIV positive. Dr. Grulich calls “the rising rates of anal cancer the next great health threat to homosexual men.”