Articles tagged with: Gregory Scratch

'There's people that have survived': Windsor filmmaker explores HIV and aging

published: August, 01, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Movies, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From the Windsor Star, Tamar Harris reports on "HIV and Aging", a documentary film being shot, fundraised and directed by Amanda Gellman.

'There's people that have survived': Windsor filmmaker explores HIV and aging

Portrait of Gregory Scratch, who is featured in a dicumentary called HIV and Aging, a project being shot/fundraised/directed by Amanda Gellman.  Photo: Jason Kryk, Windsor Star. In 1995, Gregory Scratch was told he had 12 hours to live. His list of ailments was long and life-threatening: pneumocystis pneumonia, cryptococcal meningitis and shingles. The underlying disease? HIV. Scratch was one of thousands to be diagnosed with HIV in the ’80s and ’90s. The then-mysterious disease claime

Poetry: Survive and thrive - a poz perspective

published: November, 24, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Arts and Entertainment, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Poetry of resilience by long term survivor and Blenheim, Ontario resident Gregory Scratch

Poetry: Survive and thrive - a poz perspective

  Survive and Thrive I held the spoon while you held the flame That melted your sweet toxicity of illusion for my veins. I broke and shattered as you raped my wife, Killed my husband, degraded my sexuality, Called me whore, crack head, queer, dyke, Nigger, spic and all the like. Remnants of who I once was lay adrift in your sea of hate and pain. On the shoreline of your subconscious, I begin the task of gathering What remains of who I am. Piece by piece, I find my heart, my soul,