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Mardi Gras & World Pride should be apology time for the Australian Red Cross who maligned the gay community over HIV in 1983

February 26, 2023 Season 1 Episode 7

Charles MacKenzie, President of Infected Blood Australia, speaks about last nights 45th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Oxford St, which is a major celebration in Australia today but it wasn’t always the case.  Forty years ago homosexuals were treated like criminals and were even maligned by the Australian Red Cross when HIV was announced as having contaminated the blood supply. 

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