1.In the mid-1980s, the fear over AIDS was at its peak.
3.There was a culture of fear and stigma: some feared it could be passed on through day-to-day contact.
5.Despite the fact people had been contracting it for years, it was only in 1985 that the President even spoke about it in public.
7.The lack of evidence – and prejudicial beliefs of some in authority – about what was causing it only added to the culture of fear.
9.And while all this was going on, photographer Sage Sohier was going into same-sex couples' homes and taking intimate pictures of them.
11.She began the project in 1986, but as she told the New York Times, it took her a while to realise why she'd started it.
13.According to the paper: "Her father, a World War II veteran and a Boston lawyer, had left her mother when she was a toddler, never remarried, but had live-in boyfriends on and off for the rest of his life."
14."He never admitted he was gay."
16.Sohier has realised, in retrospect, that it was a way for her to connect with him.