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Tommy and Jeff Myles in Photobooth.jpg
Two black and white photographs of Tommy Sexton and Jeff Myles having fun in a photo booth.

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…

Jeff Myles in sun patch.jpg
Jeff Myles is sitting in a patch of sun. He is in the foreground of the photograph, smiling and topless. Jeff's shoulders, neck and face are visible. There is a ray of sun cutting across his right eye, illuminating the brown color. The background is…

Jeff Myles on Green Couch.jpg
Jeff Myles is sitting in a relaxed position on a green couch. He is wearing jeans and a green long-sleeved top. An orange curtain frames a window behind Jeff's head. The sun is shining on Jeff's left arm which is resting on his stomach. His right arm…

In Notre Dame Bay. [View of iceberg].jpg
A black and white photograph of an iceberg that looks like it was taken from a boat in the water. The foreground is water with the iceberg in the centre of the photograph. Behind the iceberg, you can see a piece of the island that extends into the…

Venison Island.jpg
A black and white photograph of a body of water with hills in the background. There are multiple boats in the water and many fishing stages on the right shoreline. Below the photo, written in cursive, is "Venison Island".

Edith S. Watson…

Jone's Cove. Twillingate. At the Ferry.jpg
A black and white photograph of a beach sheltered by hills. There are two people standing on a wharf in the center of the photograph. There is a small boat in the water. Two buildings and a second wharf are in the background. Below the photo,…

In Ferryland. [View of harbour].jpg
A black and white photograph of a rocky harbour with a person holding a stick in the foreground. In the background, there are houses, docks and a boat. Below the photo, written in cursive, is "In Ferryland".

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an…

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 8.jpeg
A review of Rick Mercer's one-man show, Show Me the Button: I'll Push It (Or, Charles Lynch Must Die).

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A Pink Triangle sticker with the words silence = death written on it. This was the slogan first coined in the 1987 political poster and was commonly used by the coalition ACT UP to demand government action during the AIDS epidemic.
The sticker was…

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An advertisement for the Gay Association of Newfoundland in the MUSE student newspaper that says "Gay? So are we! To contact someone gay about being gay write: Gay Association in Newfoundland (G.A.I.N.)"

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 9.jpeg
An article, special to The Globe and Mail, announcing the opening of Rick Mercer's one-man production, Show Me the Button: I'll Push It (Or, Charles Lynch Must Die) at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Rick Mercer in On Edge 4.jpeg
Coloured image of the play, On Edge, in action. Three actors are standing, and one is lying down. Image features Rick Mercer, Beni Malone, Mary Lewis, and Christine Taylor.

Rick Mercer in On Edge 3.jpeg
Black and white photo of Rick Mercer sitting and pointing at the camera.

Tommy Sexton out of focus, balloons behind.jpeg
An out-of-focus home photograph of Tommy Sexton, with balloons 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…

Tommy Sexton out of focus.jpeg
An out-of-focus home photograph of Tommy Sexton talking in front of a window.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…

On_Edge_1989_Poster_1.jpg
Poster for the On Edge show at the LSPU Hall.Written by Beni Malone and Rick MercerDirected by Lois BrownStarring Beni Malone, Rick Mercer, Mary Lewis, Randy Follett, and Christine TaylorDesigned by Peggy Hogan, Barry Nichols, and Boo NoseworthyShow…

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Article on page three of The Summer Muse describing St. John's first participation in the International Candlelight and AIDS Mobilization, a march to remember those who have died and encourage others with the virus to carry on. The article also…

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 7.jpeg
A black and white photograph of Rick Mercer in the middle of acting. Rick is wearing a t-shirt and a blazer. His mouth is open and he is looking upwards, seemingly staring at the ceiling, gesticulating with both of his hands.

The Body politic, April 1983.jpeg
A short article describing a film being released by the Atlantic Region of the National Film Board about the author Harold Horwood. Horwood was best known for his 1966 novel "Tomorrow Will Be Sunday" which is about a man's coming out and coming of…

at Portugal Cove.jpg
A brown and white still photograph of a train with a single train car in tow. People appear to be boarding the train.

In Little River .jpg
A brown and white still photograph of a muddy trail, lined with wooden fences. In the background, there is a mountain and trees line the path.

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In a newspaper article from the MUSE, the author describes the ratification of MUN'S first queer group: Memorial University Gay and Lesbian Association. They ran into some administrative trouble at first because their executive had a non student…

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 2.jpeg
A black and white photo of Rick Mercer performing in the play

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 6.jpeg
A black and white still image of Rick Mercer with his arms in the air. Performed at the LSPU.

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 3.jpeg
A still, black and white photo of Rick Mercer Performing at the LSPU hall.

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 5.jpeg
Black and white still photo #4 from 'Show Me The Button and I'll Push It,' Rick Mercer's onstage performance from February 1991. He is wearing a t-shirt, a blazer, jeans, and Converse shoes. He is sitting on a chair, facing towards the camera, with…

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 4.jpeg
A black and white photograph of Rick Mercer in the middle of acting.

Show Me The Button I’ll Push It 1.jpeg
A very colourful poster to advertise Rick Mercer and Gerald Lunz's play at LSPU Hall

royal lake pavillion.jpeg
A photograph of Charles Danielle's royal lake pavilion which was located near the bandstand by Quidi Vidi Lake

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An article in the Evening Telegram inviting St. John’s patrons to the Royal Lake Pavillion for Regatta day. This was Professor Charles Danielle's restaurant and "dancing apartment" that he owned on Quidi Vidi lake.

Tommy Sexton as police officer with cat, out of focus.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton dressed as a police officer and holding a white cat. Tommy is wearing a blonde wig and makeup. The camera is slightly out of focus.

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

Tommy Sexton as police officer with cat, smiling.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton dressed as a police officer holding a white cat. Tommy is wearing a blonde wig and make up.

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

Tommy Sexton selfie in drag.jpg
A selfie of Tommy Sexton in drag. Tommy is wearing a shiny black shirt, a curly blonde wig, red lipstick and breasts.

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

Tommy Sexton in bathrobe, bemused.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton in a red bathrobe in front of a white wall. He is looking at the camera bemusedly.

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 in bathrobe, pensive.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton in a red bathrobe in front of a white wall. He is looking at the camera pensively.

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 in kitchen with dog.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton in a kitchen holding a black dog. He is wearing a white bathrobe.

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 kitchen with soap bar.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton in a kitchen pointing to a bar of soap held in his hand. Behind him there are wooden kitchen cabinets, a calendar, a stove, and a shelf with several items.

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

Tommy Sexton in resort room, 1989.jpg
A photograph of Tommy Sexton sitting in a resort room in a tropical location. Behind him is a window showing the ocean below. An unknown person is partially show on the right side of the image.

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

Tommy Sexton in swimsuit on Christmas Eve, 1988.jpg
Tommy Sexton posing in front of a stone wall and trees in a tropical location. He is wearing a swim suit and is smiling.

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

Tommy Sexton on tropical beach, 1988.jpg
Tommy Sexton sitting on a beach in a tropical location. Behind him there are are buildings, people, a boat and a large hill covered in trees.

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

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The cover of the Body Politic's September - October issue from 1975 which features the Canadian/ Community Homophile Association of Newfoundland front and centre with a banner that reads "C.H.A.N. St. John's NFLD."

North Side. St. John's. [Harbour showing cod processing.].jpg
A photograph of the north side of the St. John's Harbour (the Battery). Several houses, dories, and fishing stages are visible.

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

In Quidi Vidi .jpg
A view of the cliffs in Quidi Vidi, with a building and fishing stages.

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…

Big Wild Cove. Twillingate.jpg
View of a person walking along a path near the ocean. A community and cliffs can be seen in the background.

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

Tommy Sexton with masks.jpg
A photograph of Tommy posing next to three masks. He is frowning and his arms are crossed.

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…

People in shadow.jpg
Picture of the shadows of three people in a room. There is a lamp in the middle providing light.

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 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…

Muse, 1987-02-20.png
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…
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