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Thesis Statement

The quilt panel’s embodiment of the Castro life during the 1980’s taught us about the value of place for marginal communities dealing with the HIV/ AIDS epidemic.


Uses phrases like “offers insight, embodies”

  • What is the panel (aids quilt general info)?  What is the Names Project(more about the HIV/AIDS)? What is the Castro? How is the Castro embodied in the quilt?
  • What role has the Castro played in the HIV/ AIDS epidemic? (EVIDENCE)
    • 1980’s?
    • Today?
  • What makes the Castro so controversial? (USE EVIDENCE)
  • What have other communities besides “The Castro” been created around HIV/ AIDS?
    • gay-friendly neighborhoods
  • Which marginal communities (LGBT)?
  • How are they dealing with?


Ryan White as about archive room


Passage insight

Below is one of my annotations for my panel.

Homeless gay and transgender youth of color in San Francisco:“No one likes street kids”—Even in the Castro

RECK, J. (2009). Homeless Gay and Transgender Youth of Color in San Francisco: “No One Likes Street Kids”—Even in the Castro. Journal Of LGBT Youth.   http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.gsu.edu/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=4&sid=71902a03-ad50-42ae-adbf-0fd418bd87cb%40sessionmgr4008

Jen Reck is the author of this article and has been a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. In this article she examines how family issues, poverty, and homophobia lead them to homelessness, thus making “gay-friendly” places meaningful to them. The purpose of this article is to see how participation in a friendly gay neighborhood contributes to the variability of gay youth. The intended audience for this article who be a researcher who wants to learn how different environments affects the behavior or attitude of a person. This information would be helpful to someone who is interested in learning about this stuff, or someone who simply wants to join one of these communities.

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This is useful to my connection to this artifact because it discusses how in different and better environments gay youth can really explore their identities. So in a different environment, they can really be themselves rather than hiding who they really are and that’s what the Castro was created for.

The speaker of this article would be the person in who conducted this study which is Jen Reck.

Final Analysis Example

Use the source don’t let the source speak for you.

HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Military

  • What does the intro do well? Tell you what to accept. Uses mode of communication to bring attention to that piece. Used pathos to connect the readers and in the second paragraph to back up what she was talking about. There’s a research question.
    • Set up a set by step, and make it constant.
    • SIDE NOTE: The Castro as a safe haven, a place where someone goes to be themselves.
  • Where could it be improved? Be constant with the first-person point of view, do it throughout the whole essay. Not easy to know where her evidence is coming from (name the source first)… I have learned in my research that…
  • What evidence does the author use? When? She is paraphrasing the sources that she was reading and putting it in an order.
  • What does it do for her ethos and argument? The research that she has accumulated connects to her work making it more believable.

Scholarly Source

Homeless gay and transgender youth of color in San Francisco:“No one likes street kids”—Even in the Castro

Trips to fantasy island: contexts of risky sex for San Francisco gay men

Transitioning through AIDS epidemics-gender and temporality

Pinto, C. S., Dos Santos Fernandes, C. E., Oliveira, R. d., Matos, V. d., & Motta de Castro, A. C. (2015). Transitioning through AIDS epidemics – gender and temporality. The Brazilian Journal Of Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication Of The Brazilian Society Of Infectious Diseases http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=6&sid=24626754-e318-4732-8802-9fb2b32dfb6d%40sessionmgr102 

This source would be useful because it goes beyond just the United States and the evolution of it. The studies showed that the prevalence of AIDS was higher among men at the first 14 years of this epidemic. This is helpful to my research because the representative of my panel is of the male gender.

The above title is for my annotated bibliographies just to have a reference.