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Your evening longread: The creator of It's A Sin on putting the Aids crisis on screen

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.
Jan 29th 2021, 8:30 PM 11,709 3

EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

It’s A Sin

Russell T Davies, creator of Queer As Folk, on why he put Aids at the centre of his latest drama, It’s A Sin.

(The Guardian, approx 10 mins reading time)

A virus had jumped species, probably from chimpanzees. But we couldn’t have known that, back in the 1980s. So as the decade unfolded and HIV proliferated, we had to cope with terror and anger but also, more insidiously, sheer disbelief. An illness? Which attacks gay men only? A gay plague?! Impossible! (And yes, I know, it can infect anyone, but forgive me a middle-aged gay man’s perspective. At the time, if felt like it was targeted at us.) 

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