Revisiting the Archive: Episode 5: Vito Russo

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

By Eric Marcus

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 5: Vito Russo

Saturday, 18 April

Vito Russo’s legacy—as a film historian, activist, and co-founder of GLAAD and ACT UP—is hard to overstate. In this 1988 interview, legacy was also very much on Vito’s mind: it was the height of the AIDS epidemic, which had claimed Vito’s boyfriend, and now Vito was sick, too. As we remember the people lost to the current pandemic, listen to Vito reflect on what it means to leave something behind. Visit our Season One episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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