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Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis was a gay activist and microbiologist. In 1977, Lewis was recognized by Manitoba Gay Conference for his long and untiring career as a gay activist and for his efforts to further gay liberation in the province. When the New York Times published an article entitled “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals” on July 3, 1981, Lewis wrote an article with Randy Coates for the Body Politic entitled “Moral Lessons; Fatal Cancer” that dismissed the Times article as biased and riddled with errors. The Times article was actually the first mainstream newspaper publication to address what would grow to become the AIDS pandemic.

Names Bill Lewis (Main)
BE [n72.25]
Related Pages https://lglc.ca/person/BLEW/
Birth Date 1950
Death Date 1987/09/17
Activist [Yes - Pro]
Identities Gay

BG [http://www.walnet.org/csis/news/toronto_77/ottjourn-771217.html(http://goo.gl/h71YSS)]

Occupations Journalist
1973/04 - 1975

https://lglc.ca/event/n72.25
https://lglc.ca/event/n74.127

Microbiologist

http://www.projectremember.ca/DisplayPerson.aspx?o_id=40(http://goo.gl/Jp9gF5)

Professor of Surgery and Microbiology at University of Toronto HigherEducation

“Moral Lesson; Fatal Cancer,” Body Politic, no. 77 (1981), p. 43

Associated People https://lglc.ca/person/PGRA/
(Cowriters)
Professional
Occupational
1973/04

https://lglc.ca/event/n72.25

https://lglc.ca/person/TWAR/
notAfter(1976)

https://lglc.ca/event/n76.152

https://lglc.ca/person/DLEB/
notAfter(1976)

https://lglc.ca/event/n76.152

https://lglc.ca/person/RDAY/
notAfter(1976)

https://lglc.ca/event/n76.152

https://lglc.ca/person/RCOAT/
(Cowriters)
Professional
Occupational
notAfter(1981/07/03)

https://lglc.ca/event/n81.273

https://lglc.ca/person/MLYN/
({subjectWriting})
Professional
Legal
1977/09

https://lglc.ca/event/n77.228

Associated Places University of Toronto (Employee)

“Moral Lesson; Fatal Cancer,” Body Politic, no. 77 (1981), p. 43

Associated Organizations https://lglc.ca/organization/AIDSCT/ (Founder)

http://www.projectremember.ca/DisplayPerson.aspx?o_id=40(http://goo.gl/Jp9gF5)

https://lglc.ca/organization/GFE/ (Founder)

http://www.projectremember.ca/DisplayPerson.aspx?o_id=40(http://goo.gl/Jp9gF5)

https://lglc.ca/organization/MGC/ (Member)

“Bill Lewis: The Shy and Stubborn Activist,” Body Politic, no. 36 (1977), p. 22

https://lglc.ca/organization/GFE/ (Spokesperson)

BE[“Forcing the Issue,” Body Politic, no. 17 (1975),

Associated Periodicals https://lglc.ca/periodical/p100/ (Writer)
1973/04

BCE [n72.25]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p10/ (Journalist)
1975

BCE [n74.127]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p100/ (Journalist)
notAfter(1973/03)

BCE [n72.25]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p311/ (Journalist)
notAfter(1977)

BCE [n76.214]