Category Archives: gay history

AIDS Awareness Week: AIDS and the British Press

More than 25 years ago I did a study of Press reporting of AIDS. This generated various articles, educational items and a conference paper – most of which I have now lost. However, one article, “AIDS Virus Kills Man in … Continue reading

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Lesbian/Gay History Month: Jean Genet – Chant D’amour

February is LGBT History Month. In celebration of this I thought I’d post this extract from Jean Genet’s extraordinarily up-front film ‘Chant D’Amour’.  It’s pretty powerful stuff and makes it absolutely clear what’s going on between these two boys – … Continue reading

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Musical interlude for World AIDS Day: I Will Survive

Today (December 1st) is World AIDS Day. The first person with AIDS I ever met was a guy called Bobbi Campbell in San Francisco in 1983.  He was one of the first people with AIDS to go public and jokingly … Continue reading

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Vito Russo: The Celluloid Closet

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