Ryan Conrad

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in Newport, RI, The United States
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ACT UP, Gran Fury, Anonymous Queers, Pink Tank

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Ryan Conrad is a postdoctoral fellow in Film Studies at York University where he is currently working on a book entitled 'Radical VIHsion: Canadian AIDS Film & Video.' Conrad completed his PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program offered through the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University, where he has also been a part-time faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies, Film Studies, and Studio Art programs.

Conrad is also the co-founder of Against Equality, a digital archive and publishing collective based in the United States and Canada. He is the editor of the collective's anthology series that are compiled together in Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Me
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From August 16th-25th my new video Don’t Believe the Hype was on view as part of Knot Projections 2019: Imagining Publics in Ottawa. I organized a panel during Capital Pride with Tom Hooper, Ummni Khan, and Darrah Teitel to reflect on the video and the context of the 1969 Criminal Code reform that my video focuses on.  News coverage has appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, CBC’s All in a Day, and La Rotonde. In November, the...

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David Wojnarowicz
“I want to throw up because we're supposed to quietly and politely make house in this killing machine called America and pay taxes to support our own slow murder and I'm amazed we're not running amok in the streets, and that we can still be capable of gestures of loving after lifetimes of all this.”
David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Michael Ondaatje
“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.

I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Emma Goldman
“Sure, nothing succeeds like success. Fact is, dearest, we are fools. We cling to an ideal no one wants or cares about. I am the greater fool of the two of us. I go on eating out my heart and poisoning every moment of my life in the attempt to rouse people's sensibilities. At least if I could do it with closed eyes. The irony is I see the futility of my efforts and yet I can't let go.”
Emma Goldman, Nowhere at Home: Letters from Exile of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman

James Baldwin
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”
James Baldwin

“To engage in activism that envisions alternatives ways of organizing society and alternative ways of being is to risk membership in society, a sense of belonging, however partial it may be. Activism can make us vulnerable because it is so obviously about wanting something beyond what is, and to have a political desire often is construed as wanting too much.”
Deborah B. Gould, Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS

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