Michael Riordon

Michelle, Michael, Saya, & Church

The interviewees volunteer with an AIDS organization in a small town: an unidentified HIV-positive gay man speaks to college students about HIV/AIDS; an out lesbian from a city describes her community-building activities in the local gay and lesbian community; an HIV-positive gay man talks about taking care of his health and contributing to his community; and, a leader of the AIDS organization describes its clients, services, and funding issues.
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[1994]
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Michelle
Michael
Saya
Church
unnamed interviewee
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.21
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Community

Topic: Community

Content includes significant discussion of: finding and/or being part of a community; community organizing or organizations; community building; or the relationships between communities.

Mind and Body

Topic: Mind and Body

Content includes, but is not limited to, significant discussion of matters related to: health and wellness; the physical body; mental health and illness; substance abuse and addiction; and psychiatry and therapy.

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Chris & Arne

Two gay, HIV-positive men who are in a relationship talk about recognizing their sexuality, leaving a city for a small town, and their many volunteer activities. 
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[1994]
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Chris
Arne
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Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.21
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Work

Topic: Work

Content includes significant discussion of all types of labour and work, including: careers; unpaid or volunteer labour; emotional labour; sex work; activist or community work; and domestic/household work.

Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

Content includes significant discussion of all matters related to sex, sexuality, and relationships (other than familial relationships with parents or children), including: friendships; marriage; divorce; relationship models, etc.

Mind and Body

Topic: Mind and Body

Content includes, but is not limited to, significant discussion of matters related to: health and wellness; the physical body; mental health and illness; substance abuse and addiction; and psychiatry and therapy.

Identity

Topic: Identity

Content includes significant discussion of identity/ies (including gender, sexual, racial, religious, and class) and how one self-identifies, and/or significant discussion of the process of finding or determining one’s identity/ies.

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Charles

The interviewee--a gay, Indigenous man who is a counselor, describes the effects of the sexual abuse he experienced as a child; he is concerned that small First Nations communities are unprepared to accept their own men and women who’ve contracted HIV/AIDS in cities and are coming home to die.
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Date of interview: 
[1994]
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Charles
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.19
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Childhood

Topic: Childhood

Content includes significant discussion of: being a child and growing up; adolescence; experiences from one’s life during these times; and topics related to coming of age.

Mind and Body

Topic: Mind and Body

Content includes, but is not limited to, significant discussion of matters related to: health and wellness; the physical body; mental health and illness; substance abuse and addiction; and psychiatry and therapy.

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Jim & Jack

Jim Egan-- whose early letters to the editor (“it was always a demand for equality rights for the gay community”) and later legal battle against the federal government for the spousal allowance earned him the label ‘gay activist'-- and his partner of over forty years [at time of interview], Jack Nesbit, talk about the activism, farming, earning a living, houses they built, a men’s group they run in the small city in which they live, and relationship issues.
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Date of interview: 
1994
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Jim
Jack
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
Language: 
English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.19
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Work

Topic: Work

Content includes significant discussion of all types of labour and work, including: careers; unpaid or volunteer labour; emotional labour; sex work; activist or community work; and domestic/household work.

Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

Content includes significant discussion of all matters related to sex, sexuality, and relationships (other than familial relationships with parents or children), including: friendships; marriage; divorce; relationship models, etc.

Activism and Social Justice

Topic: Activism and Social Justice

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Dennis, Pete, & Chris

Three gay men – two are a couple and one of the men in the couple is an Indigenous man and residential school survivor – live in a town with a military base; each man talks about his childhood, coming out, and being gay in a small town.
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[early 1990s]
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Dennis
Pete
Chris
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

Content includes significant discussion of all matters related to sex, sexuality, and relationships (other than familial relationships with parents or children), including: friendships; marriage; divorce; relationship models, etc.

Coming Out

Topic: Coming Out

Content includes significant discussion of, or matters related to, coming out.

Family

Topic: Family

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Sandy & Cory

Having experienced considerable homophobia as a former wife of a logger and a former teacher in rural communities, a woman who is a lesbian and a parent living on an island prefers to be in the closet; her female partner speaks of going back into the closet out of respect for her partner’s wishes.  [Note: Parts of the interview are inaudible.]
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[early 1990s]
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Sandy
Cory
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.3
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Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

Content includes significant discussion of all matters related to sex, sexuality, and relationships (other than familial relationships with parents or children), including: friendships; marriage; divorce; relationship models, etc.

Coming Out

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Susan & Julia

Two women who are partners describe how they came to move from a city to Salt Spring Island, where they are restoring a heritage farm and doing organic farming, one interviewee’s process of accepting her sexuality, and, benefits and negatives of living in a small community.
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Date of interview: 
[early 1990s]
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Susan
Julia
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Work

Topic: Work

Content includes significant discussion of all types of labour and work, including: careers; unpaid or volunteer labour; emotional labour; sex work; activist or community work; and domestic/household work.

Community

Topic: Community

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Liz, Beth, & Susan

Two lesbians who are partners contrast their previous working life, as co-owners of a city bookstore, to their life in retirement on one of the Gulf Islands, and talk about adjusting to island life; the third interviewee, a lesbian, tells about moving to the island at a time of transition in her personal relationships.
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[early 1990s]
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Beth
Liz
Susan
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
Language: 
English
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Work

Topic: Work

Content includes significant discussion of all types of labour and work, including: careers; unpaid or volunteer labour; emotional labour; sex work; activist or community work; and domestic/household work.

Spaces

Topic: Spaces

Content includes significant discussion of physical (and sometimes conceptual) spaces and locales including: urban spaces and life; rural spaces and life; private/domestic spaces; the home; neighbourhoods and ghettos; and semi-private or semi-public spaces such as women’s bookshops, community spaces, and land/living collectives.

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John

A gay man who lives on Salt Spring Island talks about the oppressive religious atmosphere of his childhood in rural Scotland, how he makes a living on the island, and his preference in sexual relationships.
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Date of interview: 
1994
Interviewee: 
John
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.1
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Spaces

Topic: Spaces

Content includes significant discussion of physical (and sometimes conceptual) spaces and locales including: urban spaces and life; rural spaces and life; private/domestic spaces; the home; neighbourhoods and ghettos; and semi-private or semi-public spaces such as women’s bookshops, community spaces, and land/living collectives.

Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

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Bill

The interviewee, a gay man in his fifties, describes gay parenting, gay activism in the Catholic Church, and his current volunteer activities in the island community.
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Date of interview: 
May 04, [early 1990s]
Interviewee: 
Bill
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
Language: 
English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.0
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Religion and Spirituality

Topic: Religion and Spirituality

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Family

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