The title "tick, tick ... BOOM!" next to a birthday cake that has been nearly flattened by a large, cartoonish bomb among the candles. Graphic design by Mikey Mann/Courtesy of Portland Center Stage.

Portland Center Stage presents tick, tick … BOOM!

In the 1970s and ‘80s the AIDS pandemic rocked the LGBTQ+ community, disproportionately affecting gay men. In addition, misinformation and stigma during this time caused increased homophobic discrimination and prevented…

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