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Toronto Living With AIDS

Edited by Ryan Conrad
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Paperback : 9780921344582, 296 pages, April 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-04-16

Table of contents

Table of Contents
Introduction
Wanda vanderStoop & Kim Tomczak 6
Cable Access Queer: Revisiting Toronto Living With AIDS (1990-1991) Ryan Conrad 8
Interviews with original participants in Toronto Living With AIDS project 45
Debbie Douglas 47
Richard Fung 69
John Greyson 93
Colman Jones 117
Glace Lawrence 139
James MacSwain 153
Ted Myerscough 171
Ian Rashid 181
Kaspar Saxena 201
Darien Taylor 225
Reflections 247
Chase Joynt 249
Alison Duke 253
Andil Gosine 257
Peter Knegt 261
Kiera Boult 265
Kristin Li 269
Alex McClelland 273
Mikki Burino 277
Jamie Whitecrow 281
Jon Davies 285
Jessica Whitbread 289
Biographies for interviewees and reflectors 293

Description

This publication investigates an extraordinary moment in the histories of both activist media and AIDS activism: the creation of a community-driven video series about HIV/AIDS for public-access cable television in Toronto at the beginning of the 1990s. Researcher Ryan Conrad has done detailed historical work on the Toronto Living With AIDS series, its creators, public reception, circulation, and censorship by Rogers Cable. The book includes interviews with Debbie Douglas, Richard Fung, John Greyson, Colman Jones, Glace Lawrence, James MacSwain, Ted Myerscough, Ian Rashid, Kaspar Saxena, and Darien Taylor; and contemporary reflections on these seminal videos by Chase Joynt, Alison Duke, Andil Gosine, Peter Knegt, Kiera Boult, Kristin Li, Alexander McClelland, Mikki Burino, Jamie Whitecrow, Jon Davies, and Jessica Whitbread.

Toronto Living With AIDS is published by PUBLIC Books and distributed by Wilfrid Laurier University Press