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The State

November 24, 1987

Twenty gay rights activists staged a sit-in at Republican Sen. Pete Wilson's Los Angeles office to protest a recent Wilson vote to prohibit federal spending on AIDS informational efforts that appear to condone or promote homosexual activity and intravenous drug use. Ninety-two other senators, including Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) also voted to restrict the funds. Gay rights activists, who believe that only explicit AIDS educational materials are effective in reaching some segments of the community, have met with Cranston in an effort to get him to change his mind on the issue. They wanted to meet with Wilson, who turned the matter over to his staff.

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