Gayblevision was Canada’s first TV series produced “by gay people for gay people”. It was broadcast on Vancouver Cable 10 through its West End Neighbourhood production centre (located in the West End Community Centre) between 1980 and 1986. Gayblevision is a priceless window into Vancouver’s LGBTQ communities during years of tremendous growth and upheaval, documenting the LGTBQ people, organizations, businesses and events that defined Vancouver West End’s Davie Village in the early 1980s. The series aired monthly on the first and third Tuesday of the month. In addition to regular episodes, Gayblevision also produced a series of in-depth Specials.
All episodes, Specials, and much of the surviving raw footage is available for viewing here. You can casually browse the videos through the Episode Grid by clicking on “Browse All Videos” or choose to watch episodes by year of broadcast. See “Specials” and “Raw Footage” for more. “History” provides an in-depth look at the GBV – Gayblevision Society through writing, textual materials, and photographs. This section is under construction. Check back often to see what’s new.