Giving Positive People a Voice
Chris Carter organized one of the most profound moments in PLWHA activism in this country: the first public coming out of a group of positive people on a stage...Read more...
Born 1.5.44 - Died 25.8.91
Talk With Us, Not About Us
Keith Harbour was one of the Legends of Aids who inspired the idea for this exhibition. He was the leader of a number of HIV organisations, President of VAC/...Read more...
Born 31.1.43 - Died 13.1.93
Those Boys Should Be Wearing Condoms On Their Willies
Ian Goller was way ahead of his time. As an Immunologist studying in America in the early eighties he saw the beginning of the HIV epidemic there and reasoned...Read more...
Ken (Joe) McClelland
Born 13.3.45 - Died 29.10.92
Free Ken McClelland!
Until several years ago these words could be seen on a wall in a lane in Carlton, a reminder of the fight to free Ken McClelland who was gaoled...Read more...
The System Works, Mate!
Peter Knight was a member of the Health Subcommittee of the ALSO Foundation which was first set up in 1983 to investigate the immerging phenomenon of HIV (at that...Read more...
Born 23.2.47 - Died 2.3.90
Knowledge Equals Power!
Peter Charlton was a co-founder of People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria with Chris Carter. He worked hard to establish the constitution and rules for the organisation, always ensuring that...Read more...
Born 5.12.65 - Died 6.2.93
Act Up! Fight Back! Fight Aids!
Bill Hathaway had a major impact in increasing people’s awareness of HIV/AIDS issues. As a founding member of ACT Up Melbourne, he was involved in a number of activist...Read more...
Born 2.3.51 - Died 7.3.94
The Union Makes Us Strong!
Les Taylor was one of the founders of People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria. He was one of the people who helped draw up our constitution, one of the major...Read more...
Born 31.3.62 - Died 27.4.94
Positive Women Speak Out
Deborah Gillies was a co-founder of Positive Women with Bev Greet in July 1988. Being open about being HIV-positive was hard enough for anybody at this time but it...Read more...
Born 14.7.31 - Died 3.2.96
Thumping the Board Table to Get Results!
Frank Shinnick was a tenacious fighter for positive people during his years as the representative for People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria on the VAC/GMHC Board between 1991 and 1993....Read more...
Died: 16 June 2015
Vince Christian was a strong advocate for heterosexual people living with HIV. He began his involvement with Straight Arrows in 1997 and has undertaken numerous leadership roles since that...Read more...
Born 20.1.64 - Died 23.10.96
Positive People Taking Leadership Roles
Bradley Engelmann became involved in HIV/AIDS activism when he was first elected to the Program Management Committee of People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria in 1992. Soon afterwards he was...Read more...