The project Distorted transmission. AIDS, minority stress and understanding Dutch (male) homosexual minorities’ collective past will be awarded 50.000 euro. The research team consists of Bram Mellink, Jesse van Amelsvoort and Jan Willem Duyvendak.
This project examines how the self-appreciation of (male) homosexual minorities in the Netherlands has been shaped by the HIV/AIDS-crisis of the 1980s. Through archival research and interviews with long-time HIV/AIDS survivors, we will investigate how the collective experience of HIV/AIDS has affected homosexual men’s self-appreciation from the 1980s to the present. Envisioned outputs include trial interviews with long-term survivors, an expert meeting, a larger grant application (such as with NWO Open Competition), and a peer-reviewed literature review article.