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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Date of interview: 
[1994]
Interviewee: 
Michelle
Michael
Saya
Church
unnamed interviewee
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
Language: 
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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Date of interview: 
[1994]
Interviewee: 
Chris
Arne
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
Language: 
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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Folks in Vernon

The interviewees are two gay men (one of whom is First Nations) and four lesbians (one of whom is First Nations). Each talks about coming to term with their sexuality and how they built their social circle. 
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Date of interview: 
1994
Interviewee: 
Jerry
Mikey
Brett
Susan
Barb
Gwen
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.21
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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.

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]
Interviewee: 
Charles
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
English
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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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Michael & Ken

A gay man who is raising his son talks about the development of his own sexual identity, parenting, and living in a small community (where he works in mining); his male partner’s voice is mostly inaudible.
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Date of interview: 
[1994]
Interviewee: 
Michael
Ken
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
English
Rights: 
Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.23
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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.

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.

Family

Topic: Family

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Lyle, Dean, & Doug

Two gay men in their twenties (one of whom grew up in a logging camp) who are partners, and an older gay man describe their stories-so-far of their lives as sexual individuals.  [Parts of the interview are inaudible.]
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Date of interview: 
[1994]
Interviewee: 
Lyle
Dean
Doug
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
English
Place of interview: 
Rights: 
Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.21
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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.

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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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
Interviewee: 
Jim
Jack
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
English
Rights: 
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

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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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Date of interview: 
[early 1990s]
Interviewee: 
Dennis
Pete
Chris
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
Language: 
English
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Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

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Coming Out

Topic: Coming Out

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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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Date of interview: 
[early 1990s]
Interviewee: 
Sandy
Cory
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
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

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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]
Interviewee: 
Susan
Julia
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
Format: 
Audio
Language: 
English
Rights: 
Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.2
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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

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