Meaning of ACT-UP in English

ACT-UP

(ahckt uhp) 1. abbv. AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power: An organization founded in the mid 80's in New York City to fight the spread of AIDS and bring pressure to find a cure for the epidemic disease. Today, ACT-UP still has a largely gay following, but it is not a gay rights organization, it is a AIDS organization. 2. adj. Term used to describe usually gay male who is characterized by throwing himself into thirty different causes at once in a mad attempt to change out project society into a gay-friendly utopia by his twenty-third birthday. compare club kid, Joan Crawford fan club. "Aric is such an ACT-UP queer."

Slang English vocab.      Английский сленговый словарь.