Tommy Sexton posing for the camera, 1986

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Title

Tommy Sexton posing for the camera, 1986

Description

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 involvement in CODCO, a Newfoundland-based comedy troupe which later became a CBC television series (1988-1993). Sexton was an essential figure in the Newfoundland cultural revival of the 1970s and beyond. He often performed in drag and incorporated queer culture into his work. Sexton passed away due to AIDS-related illnesses in 1993. The Tommy Sexton Centre was opened in St. John's in 2006, and continues to operate a short-term housing program for individuals who are HIV positive or impacted by HIV.

Creator

Tommy Sexton

Source

Memorial University of Newfoundland Archives and Special Collections, Coll-235, box 9

Publisher

Memorial University of Newfoundland Digital Archives Initiative and Archives and Special Collections

Date

January 2, 1986

Format

jpg

Type

Photograph

Collection

Citation

Tommy Sexton, “Tommy Sexton posing for the camera, 1986,” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed March 1, 2024, http://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/150.