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Gay History - January 4, 1982: NYC's Gay Men's Health Crisis Founded in Response to AIDS Epidemic
Six months after the New York Times reported on a "gay cancer" that was showing up in gay men. The Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City was founded. GMHC was non-profit, volunteer-supported, and community-based AIDS service organization whose mission statement is to "end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected."