Part 1 - 1994-2014
-2014- August 3- Interview - - - Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith, talks with HIV/AIDS advocate Bradford McIntyre about his living with HIV for 30 years, and his participation in the Vancouver PRIDE Parade to fight Stigma associated with HIV.
"The long-term HIV Survivor changed the sign he carried in the 2004 parade to reflect that he's still here 30 years after being infected with the retrovirus. A decade ago, the sign said "20 years".
Emblazoned across the front of his white T-shirt was the message "No shame about being HIV+".
"I'm in shock that I'm still alive and still here and still doing this," McIntyre told the Georgia Straight at the corner of Robson and Bute Streets.
2014- July 28- PRIDE PROCLAMATION AT CITY HALL - Bradford McIntyre attended the PRIDE Proclamation held in the Vancouver City Hall Council Chamber, from 11:00 am – Noon, and then proceeded to the Vancouver City Hall North Lawn to watch the Proclamation and Pride Flag Raising Ceremony. Followed by a barbecue hosted by the City of Vancouver's LGBTQ Advisory Committee.
2014- July 26- Interview/Video- Filmmaker, talks with Bradford McIntyre about issues facing West End Senior Renters.
is partnering with the Social Planning & Research Council of BC and film maker Spencer Isaac from to make a film sharing the stories of West End seniors struggling to deal with our neighbourhood's skyrocketing rents. The film will help us reach a broader audience as we educate people about the impact of the rental crisis facing West End seniors. WESN improves the quality of life of adults aged 55+ by providing social, educational and recreational programs and services that foster connection and inclusion in the broader community.
- Still Water Creations is a film and video production company based in Vancouver, Canada.
2014- June 8- AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL- Bradford McIntyre attended the AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL on Sunday June 8th, at 8pm at Alexandra Park (across from English Bay).
2014- May 4- PRIDE Legacy Awards Selection Committee Panelist - 2014 PRIDE Legacy Awards. Bradford McIntyre,
selection committee panelist for the PRIDE Legacy Awards, attended the
PRIDE Legacy Awards, May 4th, at the Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre.
2014- May 27- - A Special Presentation by the Executive Director of UNAIDS. Bradford McIntyre attended the Forefront Special Lecture by UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, hosted by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and held at the
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street.
-2012-April 13- Nominee: - Bradford McIntyre nominated for an AccolAIDS Award attended AccolAIDS 2014, and received a Certificate of Nomination in recognition of his achievement in the areas of Social/Political/Community
Action, the Kevin Brown PWA Hero and Panel's Merit Award
for his tireless work.
The AccolAIDS Awards honour the extraordinary achievements and dedication of organizations, businesses, groups and individuals responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our province, and the thousands of British Columbians who are affected.
Proceeds benefit vital programs and services provided by Positive Living BC. AccolAIDS is made possible through the generousity of sponsors and donors, and our gratitude for their support is shared by over 5,500 HIV-positive members of Positive Living BC.
AccolAIDS 2014 was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Meet the 2014 AccolAIDS Nominees.
- AccolAIDS award winners for each category.
- View previous winners and all nominees by year.
-2014- March 5- Nomination: - Bradford McIntyre
nominated for an AccolAIDS Award in 3 Catagories: Social/Political/Community Action, Kevin Brown Positive Hero Award, and Panel’s Merit Award: AccolAIDS Leadership Legacy.
"Congratulations you have been nominated for an AccolAIDS Award. The AccolAIDS Advisory Panel has received a nomination in your name for your outstanding contribution
within the BC HIV/AIDS movement in the following award category area(s) of Kevin Brown Positive Hero Award, Social/Political/Community Action & Panel’s Merit Award. and present: AccolAIDS 2014, a bi-annual awards gala honouring our heroes in the BC HIV/AIDS movement.
: View a full list of all winners by category or all nominees by year.
-2014-March- Photo Participant -
Executive Director Michel Sidibé launched the Zero Discrimination Day on 27 February with a major event in Beijing, China supported by the China Red Ribbon Foundation, Hanergy Holding Group, Chinese
government, civil society and celebrities. Similar events are planned for the days leading up to 1 March 2014 in countries around the world. Zero Discrimination Day is a call to people everywhere to promote and celebrate everyone's right to live a full life with
dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. The symbol for Zero Discrimination is the , widely recognized as a sign of transformation.
-2013-December 26- Nominee - - "Dear Bradford,
Congratulations! You've been nominated for the Health Activist Hero Award in the Third Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards." The WEGO Health Team.
The WEGO Health Activist Awards program was created to recognize and honor those making a difference in the online health community.
Boston, MA, United States
-2013-December 16- Interview - TELUS Optik TV - - Bradford McIntyre, recipient
of the Pink Pride Legacy Award for Sexuality: Sexual Health + HIV/AIDS Awareness, reflects on his life as an AIDS activist, on the TELUS Optik TV special: Vancouver Pride: 2013 Legacy Awards. Episode, Date 2013: Airdate: Dec 16, 2013. The Pink Pride Legacy Award recognizes an individual
whose work has promoted Sexual Health + HIV/AIDS Awareness.
honoured the leaders and visionaries of the LGTBQ community during their first annual Legacy Awards.
-2013-December 6- Positive Living BC Members Holiday Season Dinner - Bradford McIntyre attended the Positive Living BC
Members Holiday Season Dinner at the Law Courts Inn Restaurant, 800 Smithe Street, Fourth Floor. Bradford has been a Member of Positive Living BC Society (formerly British Columbia Person's With AIDS Society (BCPWA)) since 1995. is
dedicated to empowering persons with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. Founded in 1986, Positive Living BC is Western Canada's largest HIV/AIDS organization with a membership of more than 4,800 HIV-positive individuals. BCPWA is
directed by and for people living with HIV/AIDS and the Society's Board of Directors is composed entirely of HIV-positive members.
-2013-December 4- Guest Post - - Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an
HIV activist who runs the “Positively Positive: Living with HIV” website in Canada () has participated in for four years. We asked him how he heard about the initiative, how he uses it in his work, and what Facing AIDS means to him.
is an official U.S. Government web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Washington, D.C. United States
-2013-November 18- Photograph | Participant in the Facing AIDS photo initiative: for World AIDS Day
December 1, 2013 - - "FACING AIDS by
promoting HIV and AIDS Awareness. HIV+ since 1984. Bradford McIntyre" "AIDS.gov: Hi Bradford, thanks for submitting your photo this year. We really appreciate that you've been sharing your FacingAIDS message each year for the past few World AIDS Days!"
"Through Facing AIDS, you and your community can help reduce stigma and promote HIV testing by putting a face to AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) and beyond."
Washington, D.C. United States
-2013-September 21- Photo Project Participant - - Presented by , A Day With HIV is an
awareness and anti-stigma photo campaign. On September 21st, 2013, people in 11 countries on five continents took their best shot against HIV. Whether they were HIV-positive or negative, they photographed a moment of their day and shared their lives for A Day with HIV.
- 2:30 PM - Bradford McIntyre, Vancouver AIDS Memorial, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
HIV-positive since 1984. In 2003, he founded positivelypositive.ca, an HIV awareness website: “I am wearing the double loop AIDS ribbon designed by Kenneth Cole, symbolizing
‘redoubling our efforts’ in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal which I was awarded on
November 27, 2012, for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. Since 1994, whenever possible, I have volunteered my time and energy to participate in HIV and AIDS causes and events.”
-2013-August 4- Vancouver PRIDE Parade Participant - - Bradford McIntyre, Board Vice Chair, participated in the Vancouver PRIDE Parade, riding on the AIDS Vancouver float.
2013 marks the 35th Anniversary of Pride in Vancouver. This year is an important turning point for the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS), with the City of Vancouver granting civic status to the Pride Parade, now considered one of the city's flagship events! Attracting crowds of more than 650,000, the Pride Parade is renowned on the international stage among the largest and most successful events in the world in support of LGBTQ communities, with spectator and participants outnumbering the host City’s residents.
-2013-July 31- Interview | Radio - - with guest host Jill Krop - : In studio, Jill Krop interviews Bradford McIntyre
Advocate for creating HIV/AIDS awareness.
AIDS Vancouver celebrated its 30th anniversary and on hand to celebrate the occasion was Bradford McIntyre. Bradford was diagnosed with HIV in 1984, but due
to the stigma associated with HIV at the time, he did not come out. It took Bradford ten years to come out, which he did on national TV on Worlds Aids Day
in 1994. How has the stigma around HIV and AIDS changed since he was first diagnosed? How has the HIV/AIDS treatment available in British Columbia changed?
Interview starts at approximately 24:18, following the conversation on mobile-phone providers.
-2013-July 31- Interview - - - Georgia Straight reporter , talks with Bradford McIntyre about his having lived infected with HIV since 1984,
the work he does creating HIV and AIDS awareness and the Vancouver Pride Celebrations. “Creating HIV awareness has become my life's work,” McIntyre says in a phone interview. “I don't want anybody to go through what I've been through. After I was diagnosed, I lived a life of fear—fear of death.”
“The thing people hear is that HIV is a problem among high-risk groups,” says McIntyre, 61. “But HIV doesn’t discriminate. HIV can infect anyone. Here in Canada, our youth are infected. Women are infected. Aboriginal communities are infected. Members of the LGBT [community] are infected. Seniors are being infected—maybe they’re newly single, recently separated, or they’ve lost their
spouse and they’ve never had to have a conversation around safe sex and using a condom. They don’t think there’s any risk.
High risk is unprotected sex, that’s what high risk is.”
“Pride represents how far we’ve come,” he adds. “Our community was devastated by HIV, but we can be proud that we cared for those who
were sick and fought to get treatment. Now people who are HIV-positive can live long and healthy lives, and we can be proud of that, too.
We’ve come a long way, but we still have so far to go.” Bradford McIntyre
-2013-July 31- Interview - - Canadian face for HIV and AIDS - Graham Slaughter, Reporter for The Province, talks with Bradford McIntyre about his living infected with HIV for 29 years, Bradford receiving the TELUS PRIDE Legacy Award and his participation in the upcoming Pride Parade.
-2013-July 27- Video Interview - The 30 30 Campaign - Bradford's Story: Bradford McIntyre shares his story from
breakdown to breakthrough, emerging as an HIV activist and positive voice for 20 years. A journey from the fear of stigmatization to standing onstage accepting the for
excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS, in Canada. was created in 2013 to celebrate . The 30 30 Campaign,
chronicles through video interviews, the stories of both AIDS Vancouver and Vancouver’s HIV epidemic over the past 30 years. The campaign pieces together the dynamic history of HIV in Vancouver, told by and for
those who where there. The videos, the first of their kind in Canada, feature 38 community leaders, nurses, doctors, politicians, media and people living with HIV, sharing their experiences and memories.
The 30 30 Campaign will be hosted on a permanent website that has one of the most comprehensive HIV timelines ever created, highlighting global and national events and spotlighting the local events that shaped the epidemic. A public resource of this type has never been available locally and will serve as a teaching tool and a means of honouring all of those before us and all of us now, for years to come. , is
the First AIDS Service Organization in Canada, since 1983. Bradford McIntyre serves as Vice Chair on AIDS Vancouver's Board of Directors.
-2013-July 20- PRIDE Legacy Award Recipient - PRIDE LEGACY AWARDS presented by TELUS - Bradford McIntyre, received a . Maxine Davis,
Executive Director of the presented Bradford
McIntyre with the PRIDE Legacy Award in the PINK Category: Sexuality - Sexual Health + HIV/AIDS Awareness.
"I started creating HIV and AIDS awareness because I didn’t want to see anybody go through what myself and others have
gone through. And to be recognized for having done so is a great honour, especially from the GLBT community, who really is my family." Bradford McIntyre dedicated his PRIDE Legacy Award
to all the people affected by and infected with HIV and AIDS and all those who we’ve lost to AIDS.
The first annual PRIDE Legacy Awards presented by Telus were held at the Imperial (319) Main Street) with Host Fred Lee.
Eight Awards were presented to outstanding community members who have contributed to Vancouver's LGBTQ culture. Each Award corresponds to a colour of the original eight colour flag and its meaning when artist Gilbert Baker first created the queer icon.
The Eight Recipients of the Inaugural TELUS PRIDE LEGACY AWARDS are:
Bradford McIntyre - Pink - Sexuality (Sexual Health + HIV/AIDS Awareness)
Shawn Ewing - Red - Life (Lifetime Achievement)
Jag Bilkhu - Orange - Healing (Sports)
Barb Snelgrove - Yellow - Sunlight ( Community Superstar)
Maria Foster - Green - Environment (Safe Spaces)
Joe Average - Turquoise - Art (ART)
Dean Malone - Blue - Harmony (Community Leaders)
Jen Sung - Purple - Spirit (Youth)
The Awards celebrate the Legacy of pride in Vancouver and the individuals whose volunteer efforts have shaped the LGBTQ community.
-2013-July 8- Nominee - PRIDE Legacy Award- Bradford McIntyre, nominated for a . "Conratulations Bradford McIntyre, you
are one of the finalists for the PRIDE Legacy Awards in the PINK Catagory; Pink – Sexuality (Sexual Health + HIV/AIDS Awareness). This award recognizes an individual whose work has promoted sexual health, or has supported individuals with HIV/AIDS." Llanavis Davies,
Legacy Coordinator, Vancouver Pride Society.
The first annual is taking place this year to celebrate the individuals that built and continue to shape our community with their unabashed Pride. We will showcase community members that promote
the Legacy of PRIDE in Vancouver through their community service.
Winner announced at the event: July 20th at the Imperial on Main - Reception. 6pm - Awards 7:30pm - Hosted by Fred Lee - Silent Auction.
-2013- May 19- Master of Ceremonies (MC) - - Bradford McIntyre, Master of Ceremonies at 30th Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at 7:30 PM in Alexander Park,
1755 Beach Avenue. "As a long time survivor living with HIV for 29 years, it is my great honour to participate in this Memorial. I feel very fortunate to be here. I was 32 years old when diagnosed HIV+." Bradford McIntyre.
This year marks the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial and the theme is "In Solidarity". In this special year, Bradford McIntyre, Vice-Chair, AIDS Vancouver, planned this year's AIDS Candlelight Memorial event, making it a Musical Tribute; "In this
evenings musical tribute, the songs are not about HIV and AIDS, they are simply for us to enjoy; while holding the consciousness of why it is we are here." Bradford McIntyre
"In the 30 years since the first case of HIV, over 60 million people have been infected worldwide. There are currently 34 million infected and over 30 million people have died of AIDS. Every year 1.8 million people die of AIDS related diseases and 2.7 million new people become infected.
Worldwide, 50% of all HIV infections are women. Annually, at least 390,000 children are born with HIV and 3.3 million people under the age of 15 have the disease and it is estimated that 16 million children have been orphaned by AIDS.
Five million people in the 15 – 30 years age group are infected. One fourth of individuals infected with HIV are not aware that they have the disease. Each hour, 300 people around the world will contract HIV. Treatment is prevention but millions do not have access!" Bradford McIntyre
is the Host of the 30th Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. This year marks AIDS Vancouver 30th Anniversary; the oldest HIV/AIDS service organization in Canada, since 1983. This year also marks the 30th Anniversary.
Master of Ceremonies: Bradford McIntyre
Speakers and Performers:
Chief Bill Williams
The Eagle Song Dancers
Vancouver Men's Chorus
Sound and Lighting: Moon Coin Productions
Vancouver BC, Canada.
2013-April 20- Interview - - - 30 Years, 30 Stories - On behalf of AIDS Vancouver, Brandy Svendson, (, interviewed
Bradford McIntyre for The 30 30 Campaign, a new video campaign that chronicles the stories of HIV/AIDS in Vancouver over the past 30 years. The videos feature 38 community leaders sharing their experiences and memories; the first video premieres on July 1st at , and a new video will be released each day for 30
days. "My work creating HIV and AIDS awareness globally has provided for many people, a face living with HIV and this has helped to bring hope to people infected that they too can live!" Bradford McIntyre.
"On behalf of AIDS Vancouver and Be the Change Group, we wish to personally thank you for your contribution to The 30 30 Campaign. Your presence was invaluable to the project and we look forward to sharing your story and the stories of others." Brandy Svendson.
The 30 30 Campaign was created in 2013 to celebrate AIDS Vancouver’s 30th anniversary. These thirty videos will share the stories of the doctors, the nurses, the scientists, the community members, the advocates, and the families who were touched and inspired to make change by this epidemic.
-2013-February 1- Photograph | Participant in the - -
"A long time survivor living with HIV since 1984, I announced publicly on national TV (Canada), on , that I was living with HIV. For me, there is more power in people knowing the truth than there ever was in the fear and hiding. I did not experience any negative repercussions
following my coming out publicly about being infected with HIV. This freed me from the burden of hiding that I'm HIV positive, giving me the freedom to truly be myself. My coming out publicly evolved and grew, which has been an extremely rewarding and liberating experience". Bradford McIntyre
"The "Rise Up to HIV" campaign was inspired by for the . My vision
for this campaign is to mobilize people across the United States and the world who are willing to stand up in an effort to reduce HIV stigma. Participants are empowered by the act of pairing a simple statement with their personal story and photo. In turn, these stories inspire hope and empower others to fight stigma. This campaign identifies and mobilizes individuals who are making a difference in their communities. When you are engaged in your own
care, you'll engage others, which will in turn create healthier communities". Kevin Maloney
-2012- December 1- Photograph | Participant in the - Bradford McIntyre, member participated in the World AIDS Day for me is... Campaign.
a long time survivor living with HIV since 1984 and Founder: Positively Positive – Living with HIV/AIDS and IAS Member.
On World AIDS Day, the International AIDS Society would like to illustrate the diversity and engagement of our membership on the frontline of the HIV epidemic. To see the pictures please visit: .
The “World AIDS Day for me is…” campaign will run until the end of the year, if you wish to participate please contact [email protected].
The International AIDS Society is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals.
-2012- November 30- Interview - - - Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen Reporter, interviews Bradford McIntyre, who has been living with HIV since 1984,
now 60, who “came out” as HIV positive in a . Bradford was back in Ottawa this week
to receive the ; for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. McIntyre can't help but look back at the last 28 years and be amazed.
"Who would have thought I would still be alive to do all the things I do?" he says.
Article & Photos:
-2012-November 30- Photograph | Participant in the Facing AIDS photo initiative: - - "I’m Facing AIDS Creating HIV/AIDS Awareness." Bradford McIntyre, HIV+ since 1984 and Founder: Positively Positive – LIving with HIV/AIDS (www.PositivelyPositive.ca), Vancouver, Canada
"Through Facing AIDS, you and your community can help reduce stigma and promote HIV testing by putting a face to AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) and beyond."
Facing AIDS 2011 Gallery:
Bradford's Facing AIDS 2011 Photo:
Facing AIDS 2010 Gallery:
-2012- November 27- Awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - Bradford McIntyre was awarded the and he
has been honoured with this distinction for his exemplary work and service in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. Bradford was among 22 Canadians awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. The Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony was held at the , at
the , Gatineau, Quebec.
Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS
at CAS' World AIDS Day gala on Tuesday, November 27
. (back row left to right): Richard Elliott, Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Bob Leahy, Louis-Marie Gagnon, Karen Plater (wife of/épouse de John Plater), David Hoe, Darien Taylor, Monique Doolittle-Romas, Maria Mac Intosh,
Dr. Brian Conway
(middle row left to right): Dr. Ted Myers, Randy Jackson, Bradford McIntyre, Denise Becker, Deborah Warren, Brian Huskins, Albert McNutt, Doris Peltier, Dr. Colin Carrie (medal presenter on behalf of the Government of Canada/présenteur des médailles au nom du gouvernement du Canada), Enrico Mandarino,
Colleen Elizabeth Price
(seated left to right/assis gauche à droit): May McQueen, Mary Elizabeth Paul
Photo by Cynthia Münster for the Canadian AIDS Scoiety
- 2012- November 27- Interview - - -
Leanne Cusack, CTV Reporter, sits down with Bradford McIntyre, who has been living with HIV since 1984,
where he discusses what it was like to be given a death sentence and the
importance of AIDS awareness.
-2012- October 22- Interview - - Vancouver man receives Diamond Jubilee Medal for HIV/AIDS work - Matt Kieltyka, Metro Vancouver reporter/photographer,
interviewed Bradford McIntyre, HIV/AIDS Advocate/Activist, about Bradford being a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada.
Accentuating the positive leads to national honour for HIV activist
Diamond Jubilee medal. Bradford McIntyre went from fear to isolation to devoting his life to others with HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS Activist Bradford McIntyre didn't set out to win any pizes, but he'll be heading to Ottawa next month to collect a Diamond Jubliee medal.
-2012- October 21- Interview - - - Cheryl Chan, reporter for The Province,
interviewed Bradford McIntyre, living with HIV since 1984, and husband Deni Daviau, for The Province's series, .
Heartbeat - Inside St. Paul's Hospital
Living longer with HIV/AIDS. An extraordinary love story.
"An HIV-positve diagniosis left Bradford McIntyre ostracized and isolated; but because of St; Paul's pioneering research and treatment he can now lead an almost normal life."
"When Bradford McIntyre was diagnosed in the '80s with HIV, his doctor told him he had six months to live. Despite being handed a so-called "death sentence" in the 80's, Bradford McIntyre has lived with HIV 29 years."
Videographer/editor/producer Rafe Arnott and photographer, Arlen Redekop. Original music by DJAW. The Province 2012.
-2012- October 16- Recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - Bradford McIntyre is a recipient of
and he has been
honoured with this distinction for his exemplary work and service in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada.
"We congratulate you on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in
recognition of the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne and
we thank you for your dedication to the HIV/AIDS movement." Al McNutt,
Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian AIDS Society
have been given to the to honor
those Canadians who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to HIV/AIDS work.
Dr. Brian Conway
Louis Marie Gagnon
Maria Mac Intosh
|Dr. Julio Montaner|
Dr. Ted Myers
Mary Elizabeth Paul
John Plater (posthumous)
Colleen Elizabeth Price