Gayblevision Legacy Fund
the women & men who
What was Gayblevision? Television for and by LGBTQ people
Gayblevision was Canada’s first gay and lesbian cable-access show produced out of West End Cable 10 from 1980-1986. The core production team trained and helped develop new talent.
What’s at risk? 93 videos of LGBTQ history!
- documenting Vancouver’s LGBTQ community – the people, the events, the businesses and organizations that defined the early 1980s
- giving insight into the Pride movement and the early years of the AIDS epidemic
- recording rare interviews with impactful community leaders and cultural icons – like Jane Rule and Tennessee Williams
What’s the plan? To make Gayblevision more accessible than ever before
The Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive wants to digitize all Gayblevision videos and make them available for anyone to view. Our ultimate goal is to have them available online. Why hasn’t this been done before? Digitization is expensive! Our Archive depends on donations to carry on our preservation work, which is why we’re asking you to help. We just need 93 Sole Adopters to digitize and preserve this important LGBTQ archive.
How can I help? Adopt A Tape!
Your gift of $125 allows us to restore, conserve and digitize one videotape.
Your gift of $25 or more is combined with other donations to restore a videotape.
If a Sole Adopter, pick a specific episode to preserve.
How will my support be recognized?
In addition to a charitable tax receipt, as a thank-you for your generous gift –
- Your donation will be acknowledged in the digitized DVD’s library packaging and online
- The video’s archival record will show that it was restored because of your personal commitment
- Your name will be added to our upcoming CDMLA Donor Recognition Wall
- A 10% reduction (for Sole Adoption) on one ticket for our next “Evening at the Archive”