Interview with Alan Kukonis, Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year, about living with AIDS, 1989 June 12

Title

Interview with Alan Kukonis, Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year, about living with AIDS, 1989 June 12

Date

1989-06-12

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on June 12, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year Alan Kukonis about living with AIDS. Kukonis works with the Association of People with AIDS and serves on the Pastoral Concerns Committee, the Coordinating Committee, and the Board of Directors at the AIDS Action Committee. Kukonis speaks about his diagnosis with AIDS in May of 1985, and his subsequent involvement with the AIDS Action Committee. There he decided to become empowered, ask for help and take responsibility for his life and health, instead of being a victim, carrying out a death sentence, and living without hope. Kukonis talks about the spiritual journey he has gone on since his diagnosis, learning to use his intuition, meditate, and visualize his own good health. He goes into the way he lives his life with AIDS and how others can learn and relate to him, even if they do not have AIDS. Kukonis stresses the necessity of taking responsibility for the course of your life.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Kukonis, Alan; Association of People with AIDS; AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts; Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-070_19890612

Duration

30:57

Bit Rate/Frequency

128000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with Alan Kukonis, Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year, about living with AIDS, 1989 June 12,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed November 13, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/171.

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