In the 1980s and 1990s, the HIV/AIDS crisis had a major impact on LGBTQ communities in Southwest Virginia.
From the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project, we proudly present this podcast on the history of HIV and AIDS in Southwest Virginia.
All of the audio interviews in this podcast are drawn from oral histories in the LGBTQ History Collection at the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries, located in Roanoke, Virginia. The oral history narrators featured in today’s program include:
- Larry Bly
- Gail Burruss
- Larry Forrest
- Gerry Jennings
- Miss Grace Kelly
- Nancy Kelly
- Barbara Maberry
- Don Muse
- Myer S. Reed
- Rodger Saunders
- Peter Thornhill
- Edna Whittier
Thank you to Roanoke College student research assistants Megan Reynolds and Beth Janes for their contributions to the research in this podcast.
All of the music in today’s podcast is courtesy of Purple Planet Music, under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. For more information, see www.purple-planet.com.
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