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A very colourful poster to advertise Rick Mercer and Gerald Lunz's play at LSPU Hall

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A letter to the editor of the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland's student newspaper, by a fourth-year education student using the pseudonym "John Novak". The writer calls on gay students to come out of the closet and speak their minds - "come…

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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Article about a conference held by the Boston Gay Speakers Bureau. One presenter, Charles Bonnell, held a workshop in which he discussed misinformation surrounding homosexuals. He also educated the attendees on the occurrence of gay relations within…

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Article in the Evening Herald documenting a masquerade carnival, with performances taking place on ice. In particular, a man named John Harvey dressed in feminine attire backwards, providing the illusion of skating backwards.

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This article details an assault that took place against Professor Charles Henry Danielle. James Brian assaulted Danielle, and claimed that his action was self-defense. The court found him guilty, however, and sentenced him to pay a fine of $20 or…

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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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An article in the Evening Telegram's Trinity section that recounts a story of two men in Trinity who shared a powerful love “passing the love of women” which enabled one to have a vision in a dream of the other while he was at sea. It argues that…

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A short notice in the Evening Telegram inviting St. John’s patrons to a fancy-dress costume ball in Harbour Grace put on by Professor Charles Danielle’s students. It notes that if enough people would be travelling to the event, fares would be half…

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Announcement in The Evening Telegram that Edith S. Watson and Victoria Hayward would be visiting the province that week. They were visiting Labrador on this particular trip and both were reported to have enjoyed their visit. Article describes a "fine…

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The Muse's 1992 and Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement. Contains several original contributions, some simply under the author's first name or a pseudonym, including an article on queer themes in mainstream comics; an account about coming out to one's…

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The Muse's 1984 and Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement. The first page displays a full-page cartoon drawing of a gay couple kissing behind some bushes, and speech bubbles coming out of the bushes expressing homophobic sentiments. The second page…

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Listing in The Muse for a panel discussion being held on the Hughes Commission and the lesbian and gay community.

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Call published in the Muse for submissions for the paper's upcoming Lesbian and Gay Issues Supplement. The listing also encourages individuals to drop by The Muse's office to share their ideas.

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Newspaper article that reports on the Atlantic Gay Movement conference of 1977 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference dealt with issues of bilingualism in the gay movement and increasing organization numbers in the Atlantic region.

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A bulletin in the fall 1988 copy of Women Speak that promotes the second annual symposium about sexuality in St. John's. It was sponsored by Planned Parenthood and included a number of workshops focusing on issues from AIDS to sexual orientation.…

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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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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…

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Informational video about AIDS and its transmission. At 5:57 a bar graph is shown displaying AIDS cases by a patient group from 1981-1986. 73% were noted to be homosexual/bisexual men.  6:08 in video it shows that 74% of the "high-risk group" is…

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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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Announcement by Charles H. Danielle in the Harbour Grace Standard advertising dance classes to individuals of all ages, for practice and pleasure. The dance classes and assembly were free.

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Letter written on an Octagon Castle letterhead by Charles H. Danielle stating that after his death, his employee Mrs. A. Ryan should continue in her position of cook and general household servant at the Octagon Castle under the mastership of…

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Notebook containing instructions and information from Charles H. Danielle to Frederick A. Brazill on what to do immediately after Danielle’s death. Danielle notes that he left several letters between the pages of the notebook for Brazill to mail…

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Very detailed five pages of post-mortem instructions by Charles H. Danielle within a folder indicating the instructions were kept behind a frame.

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Letter with an Octagon Castle letterhead from Charles H. Danielle to Frederick A. Brazill about the protocols to follow upon Danielle's death and plans for his funeral.

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An invitation to an “Oriental Costume and Masquerade Ball” happening January 12, 1888 in Athens, New York. The director is listed as C.H. Danielle. Costumes were available for $1.00 each on the day of the event courtesy of Danielle’s Albany Costume…

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Listing for dance classes offered by Charles Henry Danielle in the Harbour Grace Standard.

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A letter to the editor in the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland's student newspaper. The author discusses their journey with their gender identity and inquires if they have a place in the queer community.

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Article about Carol and Cheryl, members of the Lesbian Mothers' Defence Fund Calgary, who cycled from Vancouver to Newfoundland in 4 months to raise money and publicize their cause. The women raised hundreds of dollars and created contacts across…

Letter from Clarence H. Waugh to Frederick A. Brazill, February 15, 1903 (dragged).jpg
Clarence Waugh, a former acquaintance of Charles H. Danielle in the United States, discusses Danielle in this letter to Frederick A. Brazill written after Danielle's death, referring to him as Charles Clark. Clarence highlights Charles'…

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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…

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An article published in the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland's student newspaper, by the Community Homophile Association of Newfoundland looking for new members. It includes their location and the activities they hope to organize as a group,…

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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…

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A black and white photo of Rick Mercer performing in the play

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Article on reproductive technologies and IVF. It discusses how lesbian women are excluded from writings on fertility and often judged by physicians as not having the "appropriate potential for parenting."Waterlily was published quarterly from…

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A photograph of a beach in Twillingate with a dock, a house, and an iceberg 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…

At Tompkins. [Landscape with view of rural road].jpg
A photograph of a landscape with a view of a rural road, fence, and hills 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…

A chat at the Bay. Crow Head.jpg
A photograph of two women talking outside some houses in Crow Head.

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 travelled…

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A photograph of a rocky beach leading to a small wharf.

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 travelled and…

Robin Hood Cove. Near Trinity.jpg
A photograph of a road in Robin Hood Cove, near Trinity, looking towards the ocean.

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.…

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A photograph depicting a small house on the water, with some men working on the wharf. Further out there are 3 ships. Below the photo written in cursive is "Smoky Tickle".

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who…

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A photograph of Nippers Harbor taken from a high cliff, looking over a small town nestled in the bay below.

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

The Convent Ferrylands .jpg
A photograph of a building on a grass covered hill, lined with rows of wooden fences.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.…

White Bear Island.jpg
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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…
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