Friday, May 20, 2016

AIDS Activist Alan Hicox: Making History in 1983 on Gayblevision

This is historically important archival footage of activist Alan Hicox, from a segment produced for Gayblevision in 1983. Hicox died on Sept 26, 1984; he was only 21 years of age. Gayblevision was Canada's first gay TV show and was produced in Vancouver. In this footage, Hicox shares his experience with AIDS and talks about how he is helping to educate the public.

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Watch: Gayblevision, "The Facts on A.I.D.S.": Alan Hicox