Queer Legends: Blane Charles

Introducing the Black American with a flair for fashion who inspired a new kind of Gay activism in Montreal. Blane Charles had already made a name for himself in ACT UP New York by the time he attended the 1989 International AIDS Conference in Montreal. Blane stayed in the city for a few years, co-founded ACT UP MTL with queer human rights legend Michael Hendricks and co-created the World Ball For UNITY. The ‘World Ball’ - like ‘Sex Garage’ - helped build bridges and allies within Montreal's fractured LGBTQ2S community. This episode showcases a fierce, Black, New York queen who’s spirit sparked a revolution for Quebec Queer rights.

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