The ACT UP Oral History Project interviews are listed in chronological order. To access individual interviews, please click on the photo or title of the interview. For a full alphabetical and chronological list of the interviews, please click here.

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INTERVIEWS 002-007 »

INTERVIEW #002
Robert Vazquez-Pacheco
December 14, 2002
Majority Action
INTERVIEW #003
Moises Agosto
December 15, 2002
ACT UP Puerto Rico
INTERVIEW #004
Gregg Bordowitz
December 17, 2002
Seize Control of the FDA
 
INTERVIEW #005
Jean Carlomusto
December 19, 2002
The First Wall Street Demo
INTERVIEW #006
Patrick Moore
January 14, 2003
Violence
INTERVIEW #007
Ming Yuen S. Ma
January 15, 2003
Challenging Power Relationships
 
INTERVIEWS 008-013 »

INTERVIEW #008
Alexandra Juhasz
January 16, 2003
Power & Privilege
INTERVIEW #009
Dudley Saunders
January 18, 2003
Treatment & Data
INTERVIEW #010
Maria Maggenti
January 20, 2003
Lesbians for Bush
 
INTERVIEW #011
Ann Philbin
January 21, 2003
ACT UP & the Art World
INTERVIEW #012
Mark Harrington
March 8, 2003
Exposed Uninfecteds & Long-Term Non-Progressors
INTERVIEW #013
Aldo Hernandez
March 17, 2003
The "Erotic Space" at Meat
 
INTERVIEWS 014-019 »

INTERVIEW #014
Michael Nesline
March 24, 2003
T-Shirts
INTERVIEW #015
Karin Timour
April 5, 2003
Insurance Discrimination Kills People with AIDS
INTERVIEW #016
Anne-christine d'Adesky
April 15, 2003
The Lesbian Subculture
 
INTERVIEW #017
Bill Snow
April 16, 2003
Vaccines
INTERVIEW #018
Karl Soehnlein
April 18, 2003
Killing the Buddha
INTERVIEW #019
Gedalia Braverman
April 20, 2003
Inside Moles
 
INTERVIEWS 020-025 »

INTERVIEW #020
Michael Petrelis
April 21, 2003
Action! Action! Action!
INTERVIEW #021
Russell Pritchard
April 24, 2003
The Death of Mark Lowe Fisher
INTERVIEW #022
Rick Loftus
April 26, 2003
Green-Haired Yahoos
 
INTERVIEW #023
Emily Nahmanson
April 27, 2003
The Sacrilegious Wafer Smasher
INTERVIEW #024
Kendall Thomas
May 3, 2003
Indicted at the Level of my Desire
INTERVIEW #025
Lei Chou
May 5, 2003
Safe Sex Education
 
INTERVIEWS 026-031 »

INTERVIEW #026
Iris Long
May 16, 2003
We Need Treatment & We Need Data
INTERVIEW #027
Ann Northrop
May 28, 2003
Strong and Angry
INTERVIEW #028
Richard Deagle
September 13, 2003
The First Arrest of the Day
 
INTERVIEW #029
Michelangelo Signorile
September 20, 2003
The ACT UP Media Committee
INTERVIEW #030
Mary Dorman
October 17, 2003
We're Ready to Proceed, Counselor
INTERVIEW #031
David Z. Kirschenbaum
October 19, 2003
Informed Consent
 
INTERVIEWS 032-037 »

INTERVIEW #032
Ron Goldberg
October 25, 2003
The ACT UP Timeline
INTERVIEW #033
Frank Jump
November 1, 2003
Are You on the List?
INTERVIEW #034
Roma Baran
November 5, 2003
Tom Cunningham
 
INTERVIEW #035
Larry Kramer
November 15, 2003
ACT UP's Greatest Achievement
INTERVIEW #036
Joy Episalla
December 6, 2003
Tim Bailey's Political Funeral
INTERVIEW #037
Jamie Leo
December 21, 2003
Father Achtung Torres
 
INTERVIEWS 038-043 »

INTERVIEW #038
Ron Medley
December 28, 2003
Crashing a Pataki Fundraiser
INTERVIEW #039
Karen Moulding
January 16, 2004
Trespass
INTERVIEW #040
Steve Quester
January 17, 2004
Brunch at Saks Fifth Avenue
 
INTERVIEW #041
Gregg Gonsalves
January 19, 2004
Pages Spewing Out of the Fax
INTERVIEW #042
Tom Kalin
February 4, 2004
A Room Bristling with Ideas and Energy
INTERVIEW #043
Maxine Wolfe
February 19, 2004
People, People, You Have to Listen
 
INTERVIEWS 044-049 »

INTERVIEW #044
Marlene McCarty
February 21, 2004
Blasphemy at the Venice Biennale
INTERVIEW #045
Andrew Vélez
February 26, 2004
Our First Major, Major Action
INTERVIEW #046
James Wagner
February 28, 2004
Veiling the Statue of Liberty
 
INTERVIEW #047
Jim Eigo
March 5, 2004
"A Queens Housewife"
INTERVIEW #048
Amy Bauer
March 7, 2004
Why We Do Civil Disobedience
INTERVIEW #049
Eric Sawyer
March 10, 2004
New Offices for DAS
 
INTERVIEWS 050-055 »

INTERVIEW #050
Peter Cramer
October 26, 2002
Abominations
INTERVIEW #051
Elias Guerrero
March 17, 2004
AIDS Remains a Political Struggle
INTERVIEW #052
Kate Barnhart
March 21, 2004
Students in Chains
 
INTERVIEW #053
Dan Keith Williams
March 26, 2004
300 People Do the Same Thing, Change Happens
INTERVIEW #054
Jay Blotcher
April 24, 2004
Rude and Rash
INTERVIEW #055
Neil Broome
April 25, 2004
Tube Tops & Bad Perms (The Freedom Ride)
 
INTERVIEWS 056-061 »

INTERVIEW #056
Andrew Miller
October 6, 2004
The Backbone of Direct Action
INTERVIEW #057
Jose Fidelino
October 13, 2004
A Conscience in ACT UP
INTERVIEW #058
Sandy Katz
October 15, 2004
Ronald Reagan — Murderer!
 
INTERVIEW #059
MaxZine Weinstein
October 16, 2004
Challenging Homophobia
INTERVIEW #060
SPREE
October 16, 2004
Tales from the National AIDS Hotline
INTERVIEW #061
Nettles (Yaron Schweizer)
October 17, 2004
An Accidental Action
 
INTERVIEWS 062-067 »

INTERVIEW #062
Stephen Shapiro
October 23, 2004
The Most Frequently Asked-for Material at the NYPL
INTERVIEW #063
Jim Lyons
February 16, 2005
Resisting Arrest & Assaulting an Officer
INTERVIEW #064
Vincent Gagliostro
July 8, 2005
Lowering the Price of AZT
 
INTERVIEW #065
Bill Dobbs
November 21, 2006
If you are an on-duty member of the NY Police Department...
INTERVIEW #066
Jim Fouratt
November 28, 2006
ACT UP Did That
INTERVIEW #067
Peter Staley
December 9, 2006
Invading the New York Stock Exchange
 
INTERVIEWS 068-073 »

INTERVIEW #068
George Carter
April 16, 2007
Information Provided Freely
INTERVIEW #069
Heidi Dorow
April 17, 2007
Dying Without a Diagnosis
INTERVIEW #070
Marion Banzhaf
April 18, 2007
The Difference Between Life and Death
 
INTERVIEW #071
Catherine Gund
April 20, 2007
A Line We Were Willing to Cross
INTERVIEW #072
Richard Elovich
May 14, 2007
Medical Necessity and Needle Exchange
INTERVIEW #073
David Barr
May 15, 2007
ACT UPs Sprung Up Around the Country
 
INTERVIEWS 074-079 »

INTERVIEW #074
Douglas Crimp
May 16, 2007
Complexity into Sloganeering
INTERVIEW #075
Gerri Wells
May 24, 2007
Let Gerri Go!
INTERVIEW #076
Terry McGovern
May 25, 2007
The CDC Definition Excludes Women
 
INTERVIEW #077
Mark Milano
May 26, 2007
Vicious Young Republicans
INTERVIEW #078
Ken Bing
May 30, 2007
Kennebunkport
INTERVIEW #079
Bob Huff
May 31, 2007
That Amazing Poster
 
INTERVIEWS 080-085 »

INTERVIEW #080
Garance Franke-Ruta
June 6, 2007
Saving Their Own Lives
INTERVIEW #081
Matt Ebert
July 13, 2007
George Bush at the Waldorf
INTERVIEW #082
David Robinson
July 16, 2007
Sending Ashes to Washington
 
INTERVIEW #083
Michael Perelman
July 18, 2007
Going Too Far
INTERVIEW #084
Patricia Navarro
July 20, 2007
ACT UP Became a Rock
INTERVIEW #085
BC Craig
June 23, 2008
Target Bush
 
INTERVIEWS 086-091 »

INTERVIEW #086
Robyn Hutt
June 25, 2008
The Beginnings of Testing the Limits
INTERVIEW #087
Jill Harris
June 27, 2008
The Necessity Defense
INTERVIEW #088
Rebecca Cole
June 30, 2008
The Wrong Side: Wall Street and Cosmo
 
INTERVIEW #089
Donald Grove
July 1, 2008
People Do Drugs
INTERVIEW #090
Herb Spiers
July 20, 2007
A Horrible Name
INTERVIEW #091
Lola Flash
July 8, 2008
Strip-searched!
 
INTERVIEWS 092-097 »

INTERVIEW #092
Sharon Tramutola
July 9, 2008
Death in the St. Vincent's ER
INTERVIEW #093
Risa Denenberg
July 11, 2008
Women & AIDS Teach-In
INTERVIEW #094
Karen Ramspacher
July 12, 2008
Infiltration & the Holland Tunnel
 
INTERVIEW #095
Sandra Elgear
July 22, 2008
Editing Voices from the Front
INTERVIEW #096
Debbie Gavito
July 24, 2008
Getting Arrested
INTERVIEW #097
Victor Mendolia
August 15, 2008
The Church Has Never Recovered
 
INTERVIEWS 098-103 »

INTERVIEW #098
Loring McAlpin
August 18, 2008
The Issues Became More Complex
INTERVIEW #099
Betty Williams
August 23, 2008
HIV+ Haitians Imprisoned in Guantánamo
INTERVIEW #100
Gonzalo Aburto
August 26, 2008
We Were Part of It
 
INTERVIEW #101
Adam Rolston
August 27, 2008
ACT UP Graphics
INTERVIEW #102
Brian Zabcik
September 9, 2008
Storm the N.I.H.
INTERVIEW #103
Jason Heffner
October 21, 2008
The Working Document
 
INTERVIEWS 104-109 »

INTERVIEW #104
Jeffrey Fennelly
January 4, 2010
That Really Saved Lives
INTERVIEW #105
Charlie Franchino
January 11, 2010
Dinner with Fauci
INTERVIEW #106
Zoe Leonard
January 13, 2010
Needle Exchange
 
INTERVIEW #107
Charles King
January 20, 2010
A Two-Tiered System
INTERVIEW #108
Avram Finkelstein
January 23, 2010
Silence = Death
INTERVIEW #109
Anna Blume
January 25, 2010
A Fabulous Militia of Thinkers
 
INTERVIEWS 110-115 »

INTERVIEW #110
Chris Cochrane
January 27, 2010
How to Advocate for Yourself
INTERVIEW #111
Daniel Wolfe
February 27, 2010
We Can Get to People
INTERVIEW #112
Bill Bahlman
March 10, 2010
ACT UP & the ACTGs
 
INTERVIEW #113
Dale Peck
March 17, 2010
The #2 News Story for 36 Hours
INTERVIEW #114
Susan C. Brown
March 24, 2010
Screaming in their Faces
INTERVIEW #109
Timothy Lunceford
April 28, 2010
A Puff of Dreams
 
INTERVIEWS 116-120 »

INTERVIEW #116
Brad Taylor
April 29, 2010
I Love My Brother
INTERVIEW #117
Alexis Danzig
May 1, 2010
A Moment of Clarified Anger
INTERVIEW #118
Steven Keith
June 22, 2010
Equal Opportunity Harrasser
 
INTERVIEW #119
Mary Cotter
June 23, 2010
Lesbians with AIDS
INTERVIEW #120
John Weir
June 24, 2010
Fight AIDS, Not Arabs!
INTERVIEW #121
Donna Binder
June 25, 2010
Photography from the Inside
 
INTERVIEWS 122-127 »

INTERVIEW #122
Kim Christenson
June 26, 2010
Drawing Lessons from the Past
INTERVIEW #123
Elizabeth Meixell
September 30, 2010
God is a Lesbian
INTERVIEW #124
George Plagianos
October 7, 2010
People are Living on the Street
 
INTERVIEW #125
Steven Cordova
October 22, 2010
Not of One Mind
INTERVIEW #126
Joe Ferrari
October 23, 2010
The Strength to be ACT UP
INTERVIEW #127
Emily Gordon
November 5, 2010
AIDS 24/7
 
INTERVIEWS 128-133 »

INTERVIEW #128
Debra Levine
December 21, 2010
A Police Practice that Needs to be Stopped
INTERVIEW #129
Monica Pearl
April 11, 2011
Justified!
INTERVIEW #130
John Voelcker
May 30, 2012
A Great Kiki Mason Story
 
INTERVIEW #131
Jon Winkleman
May 31, 2012
Santa Claus Has HIV!
INTERVIEW #132
Scott Wald
June 1, 2012
A Tsunami of Feeling
INTERVIEW #133
Hunter Reynolds
June 2, 2012
Demo at the Metropolitan Museum
 
INTERVIEWS 134-139 »

INTERVIEW #134
Blair Fell
June 3, 2012
We Needed to Scream
INTERVIEW #135
Charles Hovland
June 5, 2012
$30,000 in T-Shirts
INTERVIEW #136
Dean Lance
June 7, 2012
DIVA-TV
 
INTERVIEW #137
Lee Raines
June 8, 2012
My First Arrest
INTERVIEW #138
Joan Gibbs
June 21, 2012
Legal Observer
INTERVIEW #139
Stephen Spinella
July 18, 2012
Democracy at Work
 
INTERVIEWS 140-145 »

INTERVIEW #140
Jeffrey Griglak
July 19, 2012
Support & Understanding
INTERVIEW #141
Illith Rosenblum
July 20, 2012
Shedding Light on Dark Corners
INTERVIEW #142
Kevin Robert Frost
August 23, 2012
Mama's Got Tickets to Bette Midler
 
INTERVIEW #143
Ira Sachs
August 24, 2012
David and Goliath
INTERVIEW #144
Eugene Fedorko
August 25, 2012
Alternative and Holistic Treatments
INTERVIEW #145
David Corkrey
September 4, 2012
The Great Hero of AIDS Activism
 
INTERVIEWS 146-151 »

INTERVIEW #146
Esther Kaplan
September 7, 2012
Shutting Down 4 Bridges & Tunnels
INTERVIEW #147
Richard Burns
September 11, 2012
The Speech
INTERVIEW #148
Tony Arena & Ron Grunewald
September 22, 2012
We Have to Find Out About This
 
INTERVIEW #149
Tracy Morgan
October 12, 2012
Smart, Tough and Scary
INTERVIEW #150
Brent Nicholson Earle & Nathaniel Siegel
December 11, 2012
A Watershed Moment
INTERVIEW #151
John Riley
January 2, 2013
Full Funding for ADAP
 
INTERVIEWS 152-157 »

INTERVIEW #152
Ira Manhoff
January 4, 2013
Zaps!
INTERVIEW #153
Andrea Benzacar
January 5, 2013
A Period of Incredible Urgency
INTERVIEW #154
Polly Thistlethwaite
January 6, 2013
Women, AIDS & Activism
 
INTERVIEW #155
Linda Meredith
March 10, 2013
We're Here to Tell You
INTERVIEW #156
Scott Robbe
December 5, 2013
Walkie Talkies
INTERVIEW #157
Jason Simon
December 8, 2013
Changing the Landscape of Video
 
INTERVIEWS 158-163 »

INTERVIEW #158
David Gerstner
December 19, 2013
Articulating the Complexities
INTERVIEW #159
Cynthia Chris
January 3, 2014
This is Something I Can Do
INTERVIEW #160
Charles Stimson
January 5, 2014
I Always Loved Heckling
 
INTERVIEW #161
Blane Charles
January 7, 2014
Chalk Queen
INTERVIEW #162
Nanette Kazaoka
January 15, 2014
The Naked Action
INTERVIEW #163
Lori Cohen
January 23, 2014
We Knew the Ins and Outs
 
INTERVIEWS 164-168 »

INTERVIEW #164
Eric Rhein
January 25, 2014
This Joyful Caravan
INTERVIEW #165
Gary Kleinman
March 3, 2014
Activists Doing the Work of Bureaucrats
INTERVIEW #166
Cesar Carrasco
March 9, 2014
An Epidemic that Never Ends
 
INTERVIEW #167
Drew Hopkins
March 11, 2014
Robert's Rules of Order
INTERVIEW #168
Sam Avrett
March 12, 2014
No Barriers

    
 
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