Message in a bottle from a terrible time: Gary Bauer to Ronald Reagan, no homosexuals on the AIDS Commission


We discovered this gem of animus earlier this year at the Reagan Presidential Library:  “I have opposed the notion that we should seek out a homosexual to be on your AIDS commission, for the following reasons…” (Memo, Bauer to Reagan, 1987, reprinted in Harper’s). So that no one forgets, we dedicate this message in a bottle from the Reagan White House to the coming World AIDS Day, December 1.