Tommy Sexton sunbathing on tropical beach

Tommy Sexton sunbathing on tropical beach, 1988.jpg

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Title

Tommy Sexton sunbathing on tropical beach

Description

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, 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

December 23, 1988

Format

jpg

Type

Photograph

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Tommy Sexton sunbathing on tropical beach,” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed July 19, 2024, http://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/208.