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Visual Histories of AIDs Retroactivism - Shared screen with speaker view
Gail Mahood
42:12
A review of It's A Sin https://marksking.com/my-fabulous-disease/review-its-a-sin-really-wants-somebody-to-blame/
Ant Babajee | he/him
43:09
Thanks Gail. Here's my reflection: https://medium.com/middlesexlgbt/its-a-sin-it-s-not-my-story-but-at-last-my-history-is-on-screen-86b0016b12c3
Gail Mahood
44:02
Thanks!
Florencio, Joao
51:16
It’s a soap opera. Don’t @ me :)
Szymon Adamczak
51:58
docu-soap-opera ;)
Florencio, Joao
52:23
pantomime
Florencio, Joao
53:28
Insufferable :)
Gabriel Duckels
01:01:59
Oink oink
Florencio, Joao
01:02:07
I feel seen
Florencio, Joao
01:02:30
“He’d call it ‘pig sex’” has a very pointed tone
Ash (they/him)
01:05:24
who has time for straight friends nowadays?
Gabriel Duckels
01:05:30
who has friends nowadays?
Florencio, Joao
01:05:51
I cap my straight friends at 3 at any moment.
Tom Ward
01:10:36
Thanks Chase, this has been an amazing talk. I’ll have to contact you about your research in the near future. Have another meeting now so have to bow out but all solidarity for this and great work!
The Love Tank
01:10:47
https://prepster.info/dateprep/
Gabriel Duckels
01:12:46
beautiful ending
Ant Babajee | he/him
01:13:13
That was great, Chase. Thank you. And I need to read Joao's book - although I'm wondering if it'd raise eyebrows if I ordered it on interlibrary loan here at MDX.
hannah.elizabeth@lshtm.ac.uk
01:14:06
Has some interesting similarities with Brook's video aimed at hetro teens from the 1980s (nned to check that date)
Ash (they/him)
01:15:10
thanks, chase! how does this retro activism of the 2010s speak to the commodification of the ‘80s and a return to an ‘80s/early-90s aesthetics as a market “safe bet”?
hannah.elizabeth@lshtm.ac.uk
01:16:13
( Actually it's called 'Danny's big night out', 1985. https://wellcomelibrary.org/item/b2975429x#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0 )
Ruby Hann
01:16:53
Do you have any thoughts/comments on how London-centric HIV/AIDS narratives are? (Or NY/SF-centric in the US.) I find people are often so shocked when they hear about Edinburgh as "the AIDS capital of Europe." Do you think it's linked to the fact white, gay men are often at the forefront of these representations? Thanks!
Ali King
01:16:58
It's A Sin was meant to have more episodes but didn't get enough funding
Carmen
01:17:27
Hi Chase! Thank you so much your really informative talk. It's great that you brought up It's A Sin - I've been following the reception of the show and it seems like it has really resonated with people, even those out-with the LGBT+ community. I was wondering if you have any thoughts on why It's A Sin has been quite so popular? Do you think it's going to have an influence on future visual representations of HIV and AIDS retroactivism?
Colin Moore
01:20:59
Broadly how do you think that representations of HIV/AIDS have changed since the mid-2000s when AIDS retroactivism started? Particularly as the current generation is even further away from the AIDS crisis.
Ruby Hann
01:26:56
Thanks so much!
hannah.elizabeth@lshtm.ac.uk
01:27:24
I think it's also to do with the absence of readily available historical narratives. It's easier to write a show which draws on history when you can go find a book on it.
Grant Roth (he/him)
01:27:57
It’s not a visual media but the book The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickles wrote a book about a NYC gay man returning home to rural/suburban Midwest US to live with family while battling AIDS. I loved it.
Szymon Adamczak
01:28:49
From newest pieces - I think beyond retroactivism - I can recommend this one: https://iffr.com/en/2021/films/feast (departing from an in/famous HIV criminalization story in Groningen, Netherlands).
Ruby Hann
01:29:06
Thanks for the recommendations!
Siân Cook
01:30:10
Thanks Chase. This has made me think further about categorisation and identifying tropes in visual print/graphic media.
Ruby Hann
01:30:15
I don't trust RTD to write women well enough though...
hannah.elizabeth@lshtm.ac.uk
01:31:18
If he'd done it on Edinbrugh...
The Love Tank
01:31:45
There’s a UK historical podcast coming out this summer about the untold stories of people with HIV with a big focus on people who aren’t white cis gay men
Ash (they/him)
01:32:02
chase is officially an it’s a sin apologist 😉
The Love Tank
01:32:06
*podcast series
Carmen
01:32:57
Thank you so much for answering my question Chase! Also some really interesting recommendations I'll be taking a look at too :) I did my undergraduate dissertation on HIV and AIDs in Scotland and there is such a lack of resources here, but there is a PhD on a history of AIDS policy in Edinburgh that is available to read online on DiscoverEd (Can't remember the name off the top of my head!) which is brilliant!
hannah.elizabeth@lshtm.ac.uk
01:33:01
(My non-apologist thread on It's a Sin https://twitter.com/sexhistorian/status/1359953217690472450 )
Ash (they/him)
01:33:26
I highly recommend Hannah’s thread!
hannah.elizabeth@lshtm.ac.uk
01:33:51
Helen Coyle's Phd will be the one you mean. HIV policy in Edinbrugh.
Carmen
01:34:10
Yes it is!! Thank you for including the name :)
Marion Jochmans (she/her)
01:34:13
Thanks for sharing Hannah! I’m really interested in hearing more of your thoughts and research on this
Colin Moore
01:35:30
If anyone is interested in discussing more about HIV/AIDS in Scotland during the 80s and 90s then feel free to contact me as its been the focus of my MSc and is the focus of my PhD :)
Ali King
01:35:45
There's a Wikipedia Editathon on just now to improve coverage of AIDS activism in Scotland, if anyone can help fill in some gaps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_Workshops/HIV_Scotland_Wikipedia_editathon
Carmen
01:37:38
I would love that Colin! I'm planning on doing an MSc on HIV and AIDS in Scotland in September so would be great to hear what you're up to. I've followed you on twitter as well Hannah - your work on how HIV affected women and children is so important!
hannah.elizabeth@lshtm.ac.uk
01:38:36
My current project is on HIV affected family life in Edinbrugh, love, care & activism. Always up for chatting about Edinbrugh's HIV history! https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/people-and-projects/grants-awarded/whats-love-got-do-it-building-and-maintaining-hiv
Colin Moore
01:39:13
Thats fab Carmen, its a big topic so happy to help! If you fancy DM’ing me when it suits you can reach me on here https://twitter.com/ColinMooreII
Gabriel Duckels
01:40:16
Need to dash but you’re all amazing, great to hear you Chase and nice to see familiar faces <3 <3
Carmen
01:41:37
Thank you so much! I'll definitely DM you! :)
Ketil Slagstad
01:43:14
Thanks a lot for a really fascinating presentation, Chase. Take care, everybody.