Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Housing Works and Dyke TV Report from World AIDS Day, 1995

Item

Title

Housing Works and Dyke TV Report from World AIDS Day, 1995

Subject

AIDS (Disease)
Harm reduction
AIDS (Disease) in women
ACT UP (Organization)
Clinical drug trials
Public health
Demonstrations

Description

A Dyke TV report on World AIDS Day from New York City Hall. The event is a commemoration and demonstration memorializing New Yorkers who have died of AIDS, and a protest against budget cuts that will impact AIDS education, prevention, and services. It includes footage of people reading the names of the deceased, with City Hall chosen as a location to send a message to the mayor (Rudolph Giuliani) for his lack of response to the AIDS crisis. The report includes footage from a Housing Works Theater Project, "In Limbo", and interviews with participants including health care workers, an AIDS educator, and a harm reduction advocate and recipient of assistance at risk of being cut. Excerpts from the DYKE TV series "Risk, Lesbians, and AIDS" is also shown, including interviews with lesbian women living with AIDS and health care workers, and an excerpt from "Voices From the Front" about the People With AIDS Health Group and Act Up protests against the United States Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.

Creator

Housing Works [Executive Producer]
Janet Baus [Dyke TV Producer and Director]
Elizabeth Meister [Dyke TV Producer and Director]

Date Created

1995

Rights

Copyright Dyke TV: Linda Chapman, Mary Patierno, Ana Maria Simo. Tapes and digital files held by the Lesbian Herstory Archives. Tapes reproduced with permission from the copyright holders.

Format

Video Recording

Language

en-US

Identifier

028-04_world-aids-day-1996_a_c.mp4

Coverage

New York, New York, United States
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Citation

Housing Works [Executive Producer] Janet Baus [Dyke TV Producer and Director] Elizabeth Meister [Dyke TV Producer and Director], “Housing Works and Dyke TV Report from World AIDS Day, 1995,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed November 27, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/825.