The Portuguese association movement and, in general, the visibility of a gay community — which finds in it one of its pillars and which, therefore, is not complete without it — gained strength within the broader process of the fight against the AIDS epidemic. Main articles: Viewed very superficially, I would suggest that this is a phenomenon that, par excellencedeprives adversaries of arguments in a culture, such as the Portuguese, in which public statements of conviction have less to do with doctrinaire debate and rational argumentation than with heroic example-setting with its counterpart, aesthetic seduction. In any event, this is a characteristic of semiperipheral societies such as the Portuguese. Many LGBT organizations exist to represent and defend the gay community. This, however, lays bare a further, insurmountable problem for the assimilation of gay and lesbian emancipation, which is the incommensurable nature of revolutionary discourse and the same-sex erotic lexicon in general, not simply the leather or other type Cascais, b.
At the same time as LGBT and multiculturalism relation, we may consider the inclusion of LGBT community into a larger multicultural model, as for example in universities,  such multicultural model includes the LGBT community together and equal representation with other large minority groups such as African Americans in the United States.
The LGBT community represented by a social component of the global community that is believed by many, including heterosexual allies, to be underrepresented in the area of civil rights. Queer criticism cannot help but slide towards diva-ism. The fight against discrimination against HIV-positive individuals and the sick uniformly stressed the common good, without taking on the role of mouthpiece for their special interests and without even referring to them explicitly, rather diluting them in the broader context of human and citizenship rights.
The Portuguese association movement and, in general, the visibility of a gay community — which finds in it one of its pillars and which, therefore, is not complete without it — gained strength within the broader process of the fight against the AIDS epidemic.