- 1981-First reported cases of what came to be called AIDS. *
- 1981-Michigan Department of Health reports states first two deaths from AIDS.
- 1983-State. Representative James Dressell introduces H.B. 5000 which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
- 1984-President Harold Shapiro issues non-discrimination statement at the University of Michigan.
- 1984-State non-discrimination bill, H.B. 5000, fails to pass legislature.
- 1985-NAMES Project memorial quilt for AIDS victims launched. *
- 1985-University of Michigan law professor James Martin becomes Washtenaw County's first AIDS death.
1985-Informational poster from the Community Health Education Council on how to stop the spread of AIDS. Jim Toy, Box 9.
1985-Memo stating that Aids victims will not be discriminated against in housing policies at the University of Michigan. Jim Toy, Box 9
- 1985-Wayne State University amends non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation.
1986-AIDS Update from the Michigan Department of Public Health
shows the numbers of AIDS cases and their distribution across Michigan. Jim Toy, Box 9.
1986-President Fleming of the University of Michigan creates a UM AIDS Task Force of which there is a great deal of support. Jim Toy, Box 9.
1986-Ann Arbor Public Schools struggle with AIDS policies for teachers and students. Jim Toy, Box 9.
1986-The Department of Public Health enacts an Emergency Rule so that funeral directors will know what kind of precautions to take with bodies. Jim Toy, Box 9.
1986-The University of Michigan accepts guidelines that allow AIDS victims to attend classes. Jim Toy, Box 9.
- 1988-New state AIDS disclosure law makes it a felony to conceal HIV infection from sex partners.
- 1988-National Coming Out Day launched. *
- 1989-Debate rages at Michigan Womyn's Music Festival over whether to allow male children of attendees to come to the festival.
This subject guide was created by School of Information graduate student JJ Pionke MSI '13.