The Bag Ladies could quite possibly be the nation’s first HIV/AIDS fundraising organization. Since the initial bus tour in 1981, more and more men and women have become part of this on-going and growing tradition. Around Halloween 1981, seventy (70) or so men dressed in drag, boarded three buses, and began a journey to help in the fight against AIDS calling themselves “The Bag Ladies.” The Bag Ladies got their name from an article out of a New York City newspaper. Coburn (Coby) Palmer, one of the original Bag Ladies, read in the article that the New York “bag ladies” were fun and campy and had lots of “hutspah!”
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