During my childhood in Buenos Aires, adults usually told us to be careful while using telephones and cinema seats because people diagnosed with HIV could hide infected syringes in these “dark spots” to spread the virus. Generally portraying people with HIV as resentful and dangerous, popular representations activated historical racial and sexual boundaries that legitimated… Read more →
Patricio Simonetto is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Institute of the Americas (University College London). He is the author of ‘Entre la injuria y la revolución. El Frente de Liberación Homosexual en la Argentina’ (2017) and ‘El dinero no es todo. La compra y venta de sexo en la Argentina del siglo XX’ (2019). He is currently working on his book project entitled A Body of One’s Own. The making of sex change in Argentina (1900-2012).