Screening of the 1989 Ch4 documentary film, “Soul Survivor”
In 1986, Father Bernard Lynch was immersed in the AIDS
holocaust in New York City. During an interview about his ministry on World AIDS Day of that same year, in Ireland, he denied he was gay. This he later described as “the greatest sin I ever committed”. This documentary, made by Channel 4 in 1989 ‘to correct the lie’, traces the personal struggle of this remarkable priest to come out at a time when homosexuality was still a criminal offence in Ireland. The truth cost him his job. He was never again allowed licence to earn his living by the Catholic Church. With outstanding courage and dignity his
father stands with him in this the third of three personal profiles by Channel 4.
Bernard Lynch is a Trustee and Co-Chair of Camden LGBT
Following the screening, there will be the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with Bernard.
Put on for you as part of Camden and Islington LGBT History Month 2013