It began as a mysterious disease from a far off place. It turned into the deadliest plague humanity has faced since the Black Death. AIDS has ravaged and reshaped us in so many ways. But in Canada, the battle against AIDS wasn’t just a fight against a virus. It was a fight against a system that didn’t care if some people lived or died.

Featured in this episode: Gary Kinsman, Darien Taylor, John Kozachenko

To learn more:

Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism by Tim McCaskell

AIDS Activist: Michael Lynch and the Politics of Community by Ann Silversides

Never Going Back: A History of Queer Activism in Canada by Tom Warner

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