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LOVE — THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD
An article in the Evening Telegram's Trinity section that recounts a story of two men in Trinity who shared a powerful love “passing the love of women” which enabled one to have a vision in a dream of the other while he was at sea. It argues that…

"Women Who Lived as Men"
Article in the Evening Telegram about several women who passed themselves off as men for various reasons, such as for wages or love.

"CHMR claims diversity: Debate started over 'offensive' song"
Article in Memorial University of Newfoundland's student newspaper, the Muse, reporting that Ms. J Dawson, a St. John's resident, complained to CHMR campus radio station about a song she deemed offensive called "I'm In Like A Dyke (Named Spike)"…

"Last Night's Carnival"
Article in the Evening Herald documenting a masquerade carnival, with performances taking place on ice. In particular, a man named John Harvey dressed in feminine attire backwards, providing the illusion of skating backwards.

"Gay Studies group forms on campus"
Article in the Muse announcing the formation of a Gay Studies Group at Memorial University, a space for students, faculty, and staff, to engage with academic topics and research related to gay studies/queer studies. Interviews member Ron Knowling,…

"Vigil for people with AIDS"
Article in the Muse describing a vigil held on June 20th, 1989 in the TSC at Memorial University remembering those lost to AIDS. The vigil spanned two days and was attended by members of the Anglican Synod, community members, and representatives from…

"Out of the closets into the world"
A letter to the editor of the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland's student newspaper, by a fourth-year education student using the pseudonym "John Novak". The writer calls on gay students to come out of the closet and speak their minds - "come…

Gay and Lesbian Studies Group panel ad
Listing in The Muse for a panel discussion being held on the Hughes Commission and the lesbian and gay community.

Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement ad
Call published in the Muse for submissions for the paper's upcoming Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement. The listing also encourages individuals to drop by The Muse's office to share their ideas.

"Atlantic Gays Hold Conference"
Newspaper article that reports on the Atlantic Gay Movement conference of 1977 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference dealt with issues of bilingualism in the gay movement and increasing organization numbers in the Atlantic region.

"Gays at MUN: a cramped closet"
An article in the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s student newspaper, that comments on the social climate of being “out” at the university. The article remarks about a changing sentiment about homosexuality but notes there is no gay…

"Celebrating Lesbian and Gay Pride Week"
The article in the Muse discusses the need for sexual orientation to be included in the province's Human Rights Code, noting that the ushering in of a Liberal government would be an opportunity to do what the Conservatives did not. The article also…

Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement - Muse vol. 42, no. 15
The Muse's 1992 and Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement. Contains several original contributions, some simply under the author's first name or a pseudonym, including an article on queer themes in mainstream comics; an account about coming out to one's…

Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement - Muse vol. 34, no. 20
The Muse's 1984 and Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement. The first page displays a full-page cartoon drawing of a gay couple kissing behind some bushes, and speech bubbles coming out of the bushes expressing homophobic sentiments. The second page…

"This ad is for men and women who are GAY"
An ad placed in the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s student newspaper informing gay men and women of an organized group in St. John’s, CHAN (Community Homophile Association of Newfoundland). Their contact information as well as a…

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Surviving the Experience"
An article published in Memorial University’s student newspaper the Muse, written by Robert Stoodley, about attending a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The article discusses the do’ and don'ts of attending a screening of the film,…

"Gay??? why not contact C.H.A.N."
An advertisement in the muse newsletter, a student newsletter from Memorial University of Newfoundland. The advertisement reads "Gay??? Why not contact CHAN (The Canadian Homophile Association of Newfoundland) G.P.O. 613 St. John's. All…

A complaint regarding a song on CHMR perpetuating the stereotypical lesbian
An article in the MUSE discusses a resident of St. John's, Ms. J. Dawson, who complained about the song "I'm In Like With A Dyke Named Spike" by Bowser and Blue being played on CHMR.
This article elaborates on the humorous nature of the song but is…

Women Occupy Secretary of State Office
The article details the occupation of the Secretary of State's office in St. John's by feminist protestors to fight funding cuts for women's centres across Canada.
At 11:30am on March 25th a hundred women occupied the secretary of state's office.…
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