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Interview with Gary Kinsman

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Interview with Gary Kinsman

Subject

gay men
lesbians
sociology
gay liberation
HIV/AIDS
politics

Description

An extended interview between Tom Warner and Gary Kinsman, an academic and activist who discusses gay political activism in the 1970s and 1980s in Toronto and the maritimes.

Part 1 covers coming out and his early life, and getting involved with gay and leftist politics in the 1970s. He discusses the necessity of revolution for gay, lesbian, and women's politics, and addresses the opportunities and challenges around activism and press coverage of Anita Bryant.

Part 2 covers Pride's political potential, the Right to Privacy Committee and the Bathhouse Raids, AIDS social service work and activism, Bill 7, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms Kinsman also discusses gay and lesbian studies and the homophobia at U of T.

Part 3 discusses activism in Newfoundland around pride celebration and sexual orientation protections, pornography and moral panic in the media, and washroom raids.

Creator

Tom Warner

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Tom Warner , “Interview with Gary Kinsman,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed July 30, 2021, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/545.