GMSH HIV Plotlines: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Gay Men’s Health Alliance (GMSH) is proud to present: HIV Plotlines – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Hosted by queer film and TV writer JP Larocque and drag performer and HIV activist Jade Elektra, this 14-part series examines popular film and TV from the last 40 years where HIV was represented.

In this series,  JP Larocque and Jade Elektra dissect popular film and TV series that have HIV in the plot. The first three episodes look at Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the TV show Empire, and the all-time classic The Golden Girls.

Where to Watch
Watch on our YouTube channel.

About the Hosts
Alongside recent work on CBC’s Coroner, JP Larocque has written on Netflix’s Another Life, Shudder’s Slasher, CTV’s Jann, CBC’s Diggstown, and is the creator and executive producer of the OUTtv digital series Gay Nerds. A proud member of both the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, JP is committed to diversity and inclusion in all of their work. Jade Elektra is a Black queer and HIV+ activist, drag queen, singer, recording artist (DJ Relentless), and stage performer originally from Tampa, Florida, based in Toronto, Ontario. Jade is openly living with HIV and, through activism and outreach, has strived to make a positive impact for HIV-positive, queer people of colour, and LGBTQ communities in Toronto and around the world. Jade is a founder of POZPLANET and POZ-TO, which fight HIV/AIDS stigma by hosting social events, partnering with AIDS Service Organizations, and fundraising for community-based HIV/AIDS organizations. Jade is also a Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) ambassador.

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