Hastings Journal on Gender and the Law

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Sex Panic and Videotape


Stephan Ferris


In the November 2016 election, Californians voted on Proposition 60— a measure unfairly targeting the LGBT community’s production of pornography by mandating condoms in all adult entertainment production. This article examines the defeat of this proposed legislation and argues that similar legislation and policies are assimilationist practices that attack sexual autonomy and expression. This note will examine the scientific history and advancements of the HIV virus and how the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s role in advancing a condom-only agenda, is out of touch with the scientific community.