Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues

Nude Activists Enter House Speaker’s Office To Protest Potential AIDS Spending Cuts

“At least seven nude protesters stormed House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office in the Longworth House Office Building on Tuesday, according to reports from Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo and others who were there,” the Huffington Post reports (Klapper, 11/27). “The activists were protesting proposed budget cuts to AIDS funding that could be included in the looming fiscal cliff,” MSNBC’s “The Last Word” writes, adding, “They painted their bodies with slogans, such as ‘AIDS cuts kill’ and ‘Fund PEPFAR'” (Godburn, 11/27). According to the New York Times’ “Debt Reckoning” blog, the protesters were members of the group ACT-UP (Weisman, 11/27).