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Tommy Sexton glaring at camera.jpg
Picture of Tommy Sexton glaring at the camera. He is inside and the background is dark.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in CODCO, a…

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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…

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Article in MUN's student newspaper, The Muse, describing that The Memorial University Gay and Lesbian Association (MUNGALA) will not be ratified by the Council of the Student's Union in the coming year, but will remain active on campus. Author…

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An article in MUN's student newspaper the MUSE that discusses a recent change in party policy for the Newfoundland's New Democratic Party that pledges to support gay and lesbians in Newfoundland and Labrador. As well, the party resolved to further…

Tommy Sexton mirror selfie.jpg
Tommy Sexton is taking a photograph of himself in a mirror. He is holding a camera and wearing a white tank top.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his…

Tommy Sexton on beach with snow.jpg
An image of Tommy Sexton on a beach with snow in the foreground and the ocean behind him. The sky is pink and he is wearing a leather jacket, jeans and boots.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St.…

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Tommy Sexton on a sandy beach with a leather jacket, with a pink sky behind him.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in CODCO, a…

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AnguniarneK and angutimut is translated to mean "sodomy." The real meaning of the words are unknown at this time.
The criminalization of queerness and eradication of gender diversity was essential to the colonial project on Turtle Island and in…

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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…

Tommy Sexton sunbathing.jpg
An image of Tommy Sexton in a tropical location on a white beach chair. He is tanned and wearing sunglasses.

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Photograph of Edith Watson at age 19, taken by photographer Horace L. Bundy.Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who travelled throughout Canada as well as Newfoundland and Labrador in the early 20th century. She…

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Black-and-white photograph centered on a page. Beneath the photograph is handwritten text in pencil "at the Misson" and "Hopedale". The photograph shows a woman with two smaller children who have all stopped for the photograph. The woman has her hair…

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Black-and-white photograph centered on a page. Beneath the photograph is handwritten in pencil "Summer Snow". The photograph is of a field of flowers that are light in colour, possibly daisies. The photographer is standing in the field on a small…

1983-05 Gain Foresight (The Gay Association in Newfoundland) (dragged).jpg
Gay Association in Newfoundland monthly newsletter. The newsletter opens with a note from the president of G.A.I.N. who mentions a private members bill introduced in the House of Commons to add sexual orientation to the list of prohibited categories…

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An advertisement for 6 CBC radio shows on various queer topics, to be broadcasted around Canada. Topics included identity, a story of a polyamorous relationship, and gay consciousness.CBC running a radio show explicitly about queer topics, and…

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Classified ad from a Newfoundland-based gay man in his twenties seeking a companion.This article was posted in the Body Politic newsletter. The Body Politic was a queer, activist-based Canadian monthly newsletter that was published from 1971 to 1987.…

Tommy in Drag Grimace.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton in drag in a living room. Tommy is standing in front of a plaid couch pushed in front of a window with closed blinds. The window is framed with a string of lights. To his left, there is a blue couch or chair. Tommy is in a…

Tommy Under a Plant Arch Holding Flower.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton under an archway of greenery and florals. Tommy is holding onto a branch of flowers and leaves, head bent and slightly smiling towards the camera. He is wearing a white t-shirt with a faded image, casual pants, a backpack, and a…

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Black and white photograph of a young boy preparing a meal in a kitchen while another cook peers from the background.

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who travelled throughout Canada as well as Newfoundland and…

Smoky Tickle. [View of harbour].jpg
Black and white photograph of a rocky harbour with several boats scattered around the distance.

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who travelled throughout Canada as well as Newfoundland and Labrador in the early…

At Hopedale.jpg
Black and white photograph showing two young girls and their dogs on a farm.

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who travelled throughout Canada as well as Newfoundland and Labrador in the early 20th century. She…

In Little River .jpg
Black and white photograph of a shallow river, with two figures in the distance.

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who travelled throughout Canada as well as Newfoundland and Labrador in the early 20th century. She…

Tommy Sexton with cat and dog, 1986.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton wearing a blue jacket, with his arms around a black cat and a black dog. In the background are a radiator heater, a staircase, and several pairs of shoes.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and…

Tommy Sexton sunbathing on tropical beach, 1988.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton on a tropical beach, shirtless and facing the sun with his eyes closed. There are people, boats, houses, trees, and a partial view of the ocean in the background.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer,…

Tommy Sexton mirror selfie.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton wearing a white t-shirt, taking a picture of himself in a mirror with a black camera.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his…

Tommy Sexton holding a drink, hand in pocket.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton wearing a black shirt, jeans, and a red hat. He is holding a drink and leaning against a wall with his hand in his pocket. There is a person in the background of the photo.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor,…

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Newspaper article that praises Prof. Danielle’s decorating projects. It describes the professor’s parlour, with a focus on his multicoloured, satin, and silk piano canopy. It also mentions his work with drapes, including one gifted to the…

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A newspaper notice that Charles Danielle was ill at Octagon Castle. It mentions a visit by Dr. Tait.

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Newspaper article describing the reading of Prof. Danielle’s will. He left the Octagon Castle to Mr. Frederick Brazill and a small amount of money and land to his servants.

Tommy Sexton with cat by Christmas tree, 1989.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton seated on the ground, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. He is holding a black cat. A Christmas tree and coffee table are visible in the background.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born…

Tommy Sexton with cat in kitchen, 1987.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton seated in a kitchen, wearing a plaid shirt and blue pants. He is holding a black cat.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his…

Tommy Sexton holding a picture of himself holding a dog.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton seated, wearing a red hat and black shirt, holding an older photograph of himself with his arm around a black dog.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland.…

Tommy Sexton seated smiling at camera.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton seated, smiling at the camera, wearing a brown jacket.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in CODCO, a…

Tommy Sexton in short shorts on a rock.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton standing on a rock by the ocean wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and sneakers.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in CODCO,…

Tommy Sexton in drag, sitting like a gargoyle.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton in drag sitting like a gargoyle outside on the roof of a house.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in CODCO, a…

Tommy Sexton in drag, having fun.jpg
Photo of Tommy Sexton in drag, at a Halloween party, performing in a living room and enjoying himself.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in…

Tommy Sexton in drag entertaining a crowd.jpg
Tommy Sexton entertaining a crowd while in drag at a Halloween party. He is holding a cigarette and a drink and people around him can be seen smiling.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's,…

Tommy Sexton, Christmas 1987.jpg
Tommy Sexton sneaking up on the camera on Christmas Day 1987. He is surrounded by presents and his black cat is on the left side.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best…

Tommy Sexton glaring at camera.jpg
Tommy Sexton holding a camera and taking a photo of himself.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his involvement in CODCO, a Newfoundland-based comedy troupe…

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Article about the death and funeral of Charles H. Danielle. Danielle died on May 1st, 1902; after his death, his adopted son Brazill inherited Danielle’s wealth and possessions. Danielle’s last wishes were to have his funeral executed in a specific…

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Article about Charles H. Danielle and the question of the inheritance of his estate. It describes how Danielle had moved to Newfoundland after a life of acting, teaching dance, and costuming in Brooklyn, New York. Danielle’s first house burnt down…

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A view of the water from a rocky shoreline, with cliff in the distance. A stage and several boats of various sizes are visible.

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who travelled throughout Canada as well as…

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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,…

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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…

Letter from Clarence H. Waugh to Frederick A. Brazill, June 10, 1902.jpg
A letter from Clarence Waugh, a former acquaintance of Charles H. Danielle in the United States, that expresses curiosity regarding Danielle's legal name and origins, as well as the continuity of Octagon Castle as a hotel, and the whereabouts of some…

Tommy Sexton is one of Newfoundland's most versatile actors and dancers. Here he portrays some well-known 'types'.jpg
Four photographs of Tommy Sexton: posing as a ballet dancer, and parodies of John Travolta, Newfie stereotypes, and children's studio portraits. From Decks Awash magazine, volume 8, issue 4, page 40.Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer,…

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Tommy Sexton posing with his arms crossed over his chest, looking to the side towards the camera without smiling.

Tommy Sexton (1957-1993) was an actor, dancer, musician, and comedian born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was best known for his…

Muse, 1986-10-17.jpg
Article in The Muse describing an attack on a homosexual student (John) that occurred in June 1986. Author calls for donations and support for Memorial University of Newfoundland's Gay and Lesbian Association.

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Article segment about an inquiry made by the Gay Association of Newfoundland (GAIN) in regard to the book The Joy of Gay Sex. It received a response from the executive assistant to John Crosbie (Federal Justice Minister) saying: "[it] is of the…

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Article in the Evening Herald about an ice skating masquerade carnival. It includes a description of a man named John Harvey dressed as a woman and wearing makeup, a performance enhanced by his skating backwards.
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