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HERNANDEZ CABRERA, Porfirio Miguel. The pesformative dimension of anti-AIDS events in Mexico City. Andamios [online]. 2012, vol.9, n.19, pp.309-335. ISSN 2594-1917.

This article analyzes the performative dimension of the activists of movement against AIDS during the Caminata Nocturna Silenciosa en Conmemoración de los Muertos por SIDA at the end of nineties in Mexico City. The study found that those events constitute political and cultural manifestations that appeal to performance and theatricality to do more effective the requests; it have symbolic functions in the recognition of the gay and seropositive identities, and in the process of mourning, education and prevention; it are strategies to defend the civil rights and to change the stigma of a disease socially condemned; and, although, it have a global nature, locally include elements from the national identity and popular culture.

Keywords : Performance; candleligth; HIV-AIDS; gay identity; death.

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