LGBT health conference announce NEW Denver Principles
In 1983, a group of activists with AIDS wrote a manifesto of self-empowerment known as “The Denver Principles” and read it aloud at a GLBT health conference. Their manifesto outlined the rights and responsibilities of people with AIDS giving them a voice and the right to participate in their decision making process. A few weeks after the GLBT health conference in Denver, the National Association of People with AIDS was formed. The NAPWA provided a national voice to represent persons with AIDS in the media and government. Giving a voice to those with this disease was vital in securing funding and increasing health care access, and to finally combat the stigma attached to the disease.