Category Archives: gay politics

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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It’s our 20th anniversary! (And our 6th anniversary… and our 5th…)

On October 19th, 1990 my partner Patrick and I moved into an apartment in Sydney to begin our lives together. This is the date from which we mark our anniversary. Other people mark theirs from the first date (can’t remember … Continue reading

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