Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews COMMITMENT TO LIFE ‘the most comprehensive film on the history of AIDS’

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  Los Angeles, 1981. The dark shadow of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic was just beginning and, for the time being, the thriving queer community members of West Hollywood’s ‘BoysTown’ were living life to the full, blissfully unaware of what lay ahead for them. Emmy Award-Winner film-maker Jeffrey Schwarz begins his latest documentary here and takes … Continue reading

From 1999 : DISCO HEAVEN : Holly Johnson’s tribute to all his friends he lost to AIDS

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    Back in 1999 Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson released DISCO HEAVEN a heartfelt tribute to all the friends he had lost to AIDS. At the time Johnson told The Guardian It’s a song about remembering in a positive way your friends that aren’t here any more. You know they’re all there … Continue reading

IN OUR BLOOD :   Australia’s radical response to AIDS in the early 1980s : an ABC TV Series

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  Queerguru has been Down Under quite a bit recently covering Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney WorldPride 2023, and Myra DuBois’s Antipodean Tour and here’s one more item before we head back to the Northern Hemisphere. The ABC Network, in conjunction with Screen Australia, has had queer writer Adriano Cappelleta be one of … Continue reading

Sydney is to re-stage WARD 17 Australia’s first dedicated HIV/AIDS unit

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  Queerguru loves to look around the world to see the different ways that World Aids Day is on December 1st each year. Technically there is a  particular project in Sydney Australia that will not be ready by then but will be a remarkable memorial when it is completed. Sydney’s new LGBTQI museum Qtopia has … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews The Unabridged Mrs Vera’s Daybook : a compelling story of AIDS activism through art

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  The Unabridged Mrs Vera’s Daybook is a warm-hearted documentary telling the story of historic AIDS activism and related community art in San Francisco through the works of two local based artists, photographer Michael Johnstone and his partner, artist David Faulk, aka Mrs. Vera. Mrs Vera is a colorful drag/art persona, originally created by David … Continue reading

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