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25 Years of YouthLine

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit24
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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hotline, youth
Description
LGBT YouthLine is a Toronto-based peer-support phone line that started in 1993 and reaches across Ontario. This exhibit outlines and celebrates YouthLine's 25th year history, and the significant impact the organization has had on LGBTQ2+ youth in Ontario.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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hotline, youth
Description
LGBT YouthLine is a Toronto-based peer-support phone line that started in 1993 and reaches across Ontario. This exhibit outlines and celebrates YouthLine's 25th year history, and the significant impact the organization has had on LGBTQ2+ youth in Ontario.
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1971 We Demand March

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit27
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1970s, Gay activism, Gay political activists, Gay political groups, Legal status, Toronto Gay Action
Description
The We Demand March of August 1971 was the first recorded political action taken by LGBTQ2+ activists in Canada. The march coincided with the second anniversary of the passing of Bill C-150 which decriminalized homosexual acts in Canada between men over the age of consent.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1970s, Gay activism, Gay political activists, Gay political groups, Legal status, Toronto Gay Action
Description
The We Demand March of August 1971 was the first recorded political action taken by LGBTQ2+ activists in Canada. The march coincided with the second anniversary of the passing of Bill C-150 which decriminalized homosexual acts in Canada between men over the age of consent.
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The AIDS Walk Toronto Virtual Museum

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit32
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, AIDS Committee of Toronto, fundraising, Gay activism, history, HIV/AIDS
Description
AIDS Walk Toronto--which began as From All Walks of Life, a name it held until 1996--ran annually in downtown Toronto. Teams made up of community organizations, small businesses, schools, chosen families, and other small groups, collected pledges together leading up to the walk. The route—generally…
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, AIDS Committee of Toronto, fundraising, Gay activism, history, HIV/AIDS
Description
AIDS Walk Toronto--which began as From All Walks of Life, a name it held until 1996--ran annually in downtown Toronto. Teams made up of community organizations, small businesses, schools, chosen families, and other small groups, collected pledges together leading up to the walk. The route—generally, approximately a 6-10km loop through the downtown core, with Queen’s Park or Nathan Philips Square serving as a start/end point--changed slightly over the years, buts its goals of education, fundraising, and community building remained the same. Within its first few years, the walk was already amassing crowds of over 10,000, and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to be put towards research on HIV and AIDS. By its tenth year, there were upwards of 500 volunteers involved, and by the early 2000s, AIDS Walk Toronto had cumulatively raised over seven million dollars. AIDS Walk Toronto had its final walk in 2020, and this Virtual Museum serves to commemorate the history of this important fundraiser and annual community event.
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Gay Pride through Sports: the Cabbagetown Group Softball League

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit17
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
gay liberation, gay sports clubs, softball, sponsorship, sports events
Description
The Cabbagetown Group Softball League (CGSL) was founded in 1977 by a group of baseball enthusiasts who had gathered informally to play at public diamonds around Toronto since 1975. Many of the CGSL's founding members were activists in Toronto's gay liberation movement. The league's mandate was to …
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
gay liberation, gay sports clubs, softball, sponsorship, sports events
Description
The Cabbagetown Group Softball League (CGSL) was founded in 1977 by a group of baseball enthusiasts who had gathered informally to play at public diamonds around Toronto since 1975. Many of the CGSL's founding members were activists in Toronto's gay liberation movement. The league's mandate was to provide an opportunity for members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters to play organized sports in a positive atmosphere. The league motto was "Gay Pride Through Sports". While the primary goal of the CGSL was to promote gay fellowship, it was also hoped that the league would serve as a means of bridge-building across ideological divides.
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Genderqueer in Canada

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit23
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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Canada, genderqueer, history, queer history, trans
Description
While "genderqueer" may be a relatively new term under the queer umbrella, the sense of out-of-placeness within and without the gender binary has a longer history. To be genderqueer means that one does not comfortably fit within the binary of female or male, woman or man. A genderqueer person may e…
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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Canada, genderqueer, history, queer history, trans
Description
While "genderqueer" may be a relatively new term under the queer umbrella, the sense of out-of-placeness within and without the gender binary has a longer history. To be genderqueer means that one does not comfortably fit within the binary of female or male, woman or man. A genderqueer person may exist somewhere between, or outside of it entirely as a third gender. There are many ways to inhabit this gender identity and there is no one label that suits all people and this exhibit explores that reality.
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Gender Review

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit28
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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activism, FACT, Gender Review, transgender, transsexual
Description
Access to Gender Review, the newsletter of FACT (Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Transsexuals, later the Federation for American and Canadian Transsexuals) with contextual information about Gender Review, FACT and trans-related medical and legal issues in Canada in the 1970s and 1980s.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
activism, FACT, Gender Review, transgender, transsexual
Description
Access to Gender Review, the newsletter of FACT (Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Transsexuals, later the Federation for American and Canadian Transsexuals) with contextual information about Gender Review, FACT and trans-related medical and legal issues in Canada in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit13
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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genderpress, gendertrash, Mirha-Soleil Ross, transgender publishers, Xanthra Phillippa MacKay
Description
gendertrash is a zine/periodical “devoted to the issues & concerns of transsexuals.” Its four issues were published by Mirha-Soleil Ross and Xanthra Phillippa MacKay in Toronto from 1993-1995.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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genderpress, gendertrash, Mirha-Soleil Ross, transgender publishers, Xanthra Phillippa MacKay
Description
gendertrash is a zine/periodical “devoted to the issues & concerns of transsexuals.” Its four issues were published by Mirha-Soleil Ross and Xanthra Phillippa MacKay in Toronto from 1993-1995.
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Halloween Balls at the Letros and St. Charles Taverns

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit22
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
drag queens, GATE, halloween, history, Letros Tavern, police, queerbashing, St. Charles Tavern, violence
Description
The Letros and St. Charles were two of the first popular gay bars in Toronto. These spaces were a safehaven for drag queens and genderqueer people, as until 2017 in Canada there was no protection for men who dress in women's clothing.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
drag queens, GATE, halloween, history, Letros Tavern, police, queerbashing, St. Charles Tavern, violence
Description
The Letros and St. Charles were two of the first popular gay bars in Toronto. These spaces were a safehaven for drag queens and genderqueer people, as until 2017 in Canada there was no protection for men who dress in women's clothing.
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Jim Egan: Canada's First Public LGBTQ Activist

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit26
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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Biographies (LGBTQ), Gay activism, Gay
Description
James Egan was one of the earliest LGBTQ2+ rights activists in Canada. He is best known for his landmark Supreme Court Case, Egan v. Canada. Although he was defeated in this case, his fight for spousal benefits spurred the Supreme Court to add sexual orientation as prohibited grounds of discriminat…
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
Biographies (LGBTQ), Gay activism, Gay
Description
James Egan was one of the earliest LGBTQ2+ rights activists in Canada. He is best known for his landmark Supreme Court Case, Egan v. Canada. Although he was defeated in this case, his fight for spousal benefits spurred the Supreme Court to add sexual orientation as prohibited grounds of discrimination to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Johnny Abush and the Twice Blessed Collection

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit30
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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Chutzpah, Gay activism, Jews, Johnny Abush, religion, Toronto
Description
Johnny Abush (1952-2000) was an active member of the Queer Jewish community in Toronto. He founded the Jewish GLBT Archives, known as Twice Blessed, as well as the Queer Jewish Culture Committee.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
Chutzpah, Gay activism, Jews, Johnny Abush, religion, Toronto
Description
Johnny Abush (1952-2000) was an active member of the Queer Jewish community in Toronto. He founded the Jewish GLBT Archives, known as Twice Blessed, as well as the Queer Jewish Culture Committee.
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Lesbians Making History: Oral History Project

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit2
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
lesbian community, lesbian culture, lesbians, oral history
Description
The Lesbians Making History (LMH) collective came together in the mid-1980s and was inspired by oral history projects of gay lives coming out of Buffalo, Boston and San Francisco. The collective interviewed 9 women about their experiences as ‘out’ lesbians in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
lesbian community, lesbian culture, lesbians, oral history
Description
The Lesbians Making History (LMH) collective came together in the mid-1980s and was inspired by oral history projects of gay lives coming out of Buffalo, Boston and San Francisco. The collective interviewed 9 women about their experiences as ‘out’ lesbians in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.
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LGBTQ2+ Oral Histories

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit8
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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diaspora, drag, gay bars, gay liberation, gay men, HIV/AIDS, lesbians, migration, oral history, politics, social services, Toronto
Description
Oral histories have been a popular way to preserve the lives and testimonies of marginalized subjects who have often been denied access to the historical record. This exhibit is a small selection of The ArQuives collection of oral histories and audiovisual materials relating to LGBTQ2+ lives in Can…
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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diaspora, drag, gay bars, gay liberation, gay men, HIV/AIDS, lesbians, migration, oral history, politics, social services, Toronto
Description
Oral histories have been a popular way to preserve the lives and testimonies of marginalized subjects who have often been denied access to the historical record. This exhibit is a small selection of The ArQuives collection of oral histories and audiovisual materials relating to LGBTQ2+ lives in Canada.
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LGBTQ+ Buttons

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit6
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
gay bars, gay culture, HIV/AIDS, Pride, safer sex
Description
Though small, buttons and pins communicated pivotal concerns of the LGBTQ+ community to the world. With the earliest item dating to 1977, the buttons in this collection speak to issues in human rights, health, and politics up to the 2010s.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
gay bars, gay culture, HIV/AIDS, Pride, safer sex
Description
Though small, buttons and pins communicated pivotal concerns of the LGBTQ+ community to the world. With the earliest item dating to 1977, the buttons in this collection speak to issues in human rights, health, and politics up to the 2010s.
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LGBTQ+ Histories at Ryerson University

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit1
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, HIV/AIDS, RSU Trans Collective, RyePRIDE, Ryerson University
Description
A collection of materials relating to the histories of LGBTQ+ people, organizations, and issues at Ryerson university, from the early days of gay organizations to the present. Featured issues include HIV/AIDS, homophobia on campus, the history of RyePRIDE, and the development of a trans organizatio…
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, HIV/AIDS, RSU Trans Collective, RyePRIDE, Ryerson University
Description
A collection of materials relating to the histories of LGBTQ+ people, organizations, and issues at Ryerson university, from the early days of gay organizations to the present. Featured issues include HIV/AIDS, homophobia on campus, the history of RyePRIDE, and the development of a trans organization.
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LGBTQ+ Tabloid Newspapers

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit4
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
1950s, 1960s
Description
A collection of newspaper clippings on LGBTQ+ people as represented in the media of the 1950s and 1960s, including articles and columns discussing the way this community was viewed and the way it was persecuted, ultimately tracking changes in the discourse on sexual diversity.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
1950s, 1960s
Description
A collection of newspaper clippings on LGBTQ+ people as represented in the media of the 1950s and 1960s, including articles and columns discussing the way this community was viewed and the way it was persecuted, ultimately tracking changes in the discourse on sexual diversity.
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Mapping Foolscap: Gay Oral Histories, 1981-1987

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit15
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1940s, 1950s, 1960s, bars, cruising, foolscap, gay, history, homosexual, men, parks, Toronto
Description
Between 1981-1987, John Grube and Lionel Collier collected oral histories of earlier gay life in Toronto. Known as the “Foolscap Oral History Project,” or the “Toronto Gay History Project,” this enterprise produced nearly 100 interviews with Canadian gay men born in the first half of the twentieth …
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1940s, 1950s, 1960s, bars, cruising, foolscap, gay, history, homosexual, men, parks, Toronto
Description
Between 1981-1987, John Grube and Lionel Collier collected oral histories of earlier gay life in Toronto. Known as the “Foolscap Oral History Project,” or the “Toronto Gay History Project,” this enterprise produced nearly 100 interviews with Canadian gay men born in the first half of the twentieth century, who had spent most of their lives in Toronto.
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Nancy Nicol Collection

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit10
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, gay liberation, lesbian, lgbt rights, LGBTQ Families, Pride, same-sex marriage
Description
Nancy Nicol is a documentary filmmaker who has dedicated her career to tracing the history of the LGBTQ movements in Canada and around the world. She has worked as a professor in visual studies since 1989 at York University.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, gay liberation, lesbian, lgbt rights, LGBTQ Families, Pride, same-sex marriage
Description
Nancy Nicol is a documentary filmmaker who has dedicated her career to tracing the history of the LGBTQ movements in Canada and around the world. She has worked as a professor in visual studies since 1989 at York University.
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National Portrait Collection

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit3
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Digital exhibit
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portraits
Description
The National Portrat Collection was established in 1998 with 25 original portraits, and coincided with our 25th anniversary. Since then, the collection has grown to 75 portraits of various mediums that include photography, oil and watercolour.
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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portraits
Description
The National Portrat Collection was established in 1998 with 25 original portraits, and coincided with our 25th anniversary. Since then, the collection has grown to 75 portraits of various mediums that include photography, oil and watercolour.
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Not A Place On The Map: Desh Pardesh, 1988-2001

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit14
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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artists, Desh Pardesh, diaspora, festivals, identity, oral history, racism, SAVAC, South Asian, South Asian Visual Arts Centre
Description
Toronto’s Desh Pardesh festival (1988–2001) was a multidisciplinary arts festival that showcased underrepresented and marginalized voices within the South Asian diaspora. These oral history interviews with artists and organizers involved in the festival were created by the South Asian Visual Arts C…
Material Type
Digital exhibit
Tags
artists, Desh Pardesh, diaspora, festivals, identity, oral history, racism, SAVAC, South Asian, South Asian Visual Arts Centre
Description
Toronto’s Desh Pardesh festival (1988–2001) was a multidisciplinary arts festival that showcased underrepresented and marginalized voices within the South Asian diaspora. These oral history interviews with artists and organizers involved in the festival were created by the South Asian Visual Arts Centre in 2016.
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Pride and Remembrance Run: The Early Years

https://collections.arquives.ca/link/digitalexhibit29
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1990s, Canada, fundraising, Gay activism, HIV/AIDS, Pride, sports, Toronto
Description
The Pride and Remembrance Run was founded in 1996 as an annual fundraising event dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, with a specific focus on the historical and ongoing impact of HIV/AIDS in the community. This exhibition contains archival photographs, videos, textual records, news articl…
Material Type
Digital exhibit
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1990s, Canada, fundraising, Gay activism, HIV/AIDS, Pride, sports, Toronto
Description
The Pride and Remembrance Run was founded in 1996 as an annual fundraising event dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, with a specific focus on the historical and ongoing impact of HIV/AIDS in the community. This exhibition contains archival photographs, videos, textual records, news articles, t-shirts, posters, and oral histories documenting the history of the Pride and Remembrance Run.
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