Tommy Sexton in drag perched on a roof

Tommy Sexton in drag, sitting like a gargoyle.jpg

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Title

Tommy Sexton in drag perched on a roof

Description

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 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

Unknown

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

Circa late 1980s

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Tommy Sexton in drag perched on a roof,” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, http://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/177.