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Comedic article from an edition of Spokeswoman, the newsletter of the St. John's Status of Women Council, listing thirteen questions for heterosexuals to call attention to the absurdity of the questions heterosexuals ask queer people.

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Educational article in an edition of the St. John's Status of Women Council's newsletter Spokeswoman about homophobia. It has a list of myths and facts about queer people, notes on experiences of injustice and ways to eliminate homophobia.

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Article in an edition of the St. John's Status of Women Council's Spokeswoman newsletter adapted from an NGALE press release on the launch of their new “Homophobia Awareness Project” education project.

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A black and white still image of Rick Mercer with his arms in the air. Performed at the LSPU.

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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.

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Article that details how two women in the armed forces held a small marriage ceremony in Argentia, and were later dismissed along with several other women, as a direct result of their involvement or presumed involvement. In total, nine women were…

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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 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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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…

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Article about the death and funeral of Charles H. Danielle. Danielle died on May 1st, 1902; after his death, his adopted son Brazill inherited Danielle’s wealth and possessions. Danielle’s last wishes were to have his funeral executed in a specific…

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Article on the need to recognize intimate partner violence (IPV) in lesbian relationships and the stigma of talking about IPV in lesbian communities. The author argues that this issue is not often taken seriously and that there are limited supports…

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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…

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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…

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Black-and-white photograph centered on a page. Beneath the photograph is handwritten text in pencil "at the Misson" and "Hopedale". The photograph shows a woman with two smaller children who have all stopped for the photograph. The woman has her hair…

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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…

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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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Article in The Body Politic about a bar in St. John's called The Sea Breeze, which had hired extra bouncers to deal with violent clashes. After this effort was unsuccessful, management converted the bar into a private club to prevent violence. They…

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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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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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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…

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The article in the Muse discusses the need for sexual orientation to be included in the province's Human Rights Code, noting that the ushering in of a Liberal government would be an opportunity to do what the Conservatives did not. The article also…

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Article reporting that, after the Community Homophile Association of Newfoundland’s annual election the previous November left three executive positions unfilled, CHAN members filled the vacant positions at their January meeting and saved the…

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Article in Memorial University of Newfoundland's student newspaper, the Muse, reporting that Ms. J Dawson, a St. John's resident, complained to CHMR campus radio station about a song she deemed offensive called "I'm In Like A Dyke (Named Spike)"…

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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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A newspaper notice that Charles Danielle was ill at Octagon Castle. It mentions a visit by Dr. Tait.

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Article segment about an inquiry made by the Gay Association of Newfoundland (GAIN) in regard to the book The Joy of Gay Sex. It received a response from the executive assistant to John Crosbie (Federal Justice Minister) saying: "[it] is of the…

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Letter to the editor of The Body Politic from a reader in St. John's written in the aftermath of CHAN's folding, outlining what the author sees as the reasons it folded and what would be necessary for a new organization to take its place. They…

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Article in The Body Politic about a dance GAIN (Gay Association in Newfoundland) was hosting in conjunction with the Chicago House AIDS hospice performance fundraiser for queer people who are dying of AIDS. The event was being hosted as a Christmas…

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An article discussing the latest incarceration of the Gay Association in Newfoundland (GAIN.) It appears to have been a positive event as the publication of GAIN's first newsletter skyrockets, called "Gain Foresight." The article then goes on to…

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Article about the development of GALA, the Gay and Lesbian Association for students at Memorial University. The article highlights the purpose and importance of and need for the organization, and mentions that they are awaiting ratification at the…

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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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Article in the Muse announcing the formation of a Gay Studies Group at Memorial University, a space for students, faculty, and staff, to engage with academic topics and research related to gay studies/queer studies. Interviews member Ron Knowling,…

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Two articles in the Women Speak newsletter. The first is written by feminist therapist Susan McConnell on the difficulties of sexual identity development for queer teens. It also includes an ad for her therapy practice. The second is a satirical…

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An advertisement in the muse newsletter, a student newsletter from Memorial University of Newfoundland. The advertisement reads "Gay??? Why not contact CHAN (The Canadian Homophile Association of Newfoundland) G.P.O. 613 St. John's. All…

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An article in the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s student newspaper, that comments on the social climate of being “out” at the university. The article remarks about a changing sentiment about homosexuality but notes there is no gay…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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,…

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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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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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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 reporting on progress in the development of gay spaces and groups in Nova Scotia that mentions a rumour that a group in Harbour Grace was interested in forming a chapter of the Canadian Homophile Association of Newfoundland (CHAN).This…

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Article reporting that the Gay Association in Newfoundland had presented a brief to the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Equality Rights to advocate for gay liberation. Wally Upward presented on behalf of GAIN, the Provincial Advisory Council on the…

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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…

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Article in the Muse, Memorial University of Newfoundland's student newspaper, that describes the newly formed AIDS committee at Memorial University. The organization GALA recognizes one fatal flaw in the composition of the committee: there are no…
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