“Gays find organization means better life”

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Title

“Gays find organization means better life”

Description

Article about CHAN and how it had positively affected life for gays and lesbians in St. John’s. It describes a boycott CHAN organized of the Waterfront Tavern after two gay men were thrown out of the bar for dancing together, and a presentation CHAN made to the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Policy the previous year on behalf of the gay community as the federal government amended the Immigration Act. CHAN's contributions, alongside those of other local gay groups across the country, led the committee to recommend the deletion from the act of a provision banning gays and lesbians from other countries from immigrating to Canada.

This article was posted in the Body Politic newsletter. The Body Politic was a queer, activist-based Canadian monthly newsletter that was published from 1971 to 1987. It is one of the most significant queer publications in Canadian history, and played a significant role in amplifying the Gay Liberation Movement and provided a crucial space for queer voices to be heard.

Creator

Ken Popert

Source

Pink Triangle Press and Canadian Museum for Human Rights
https://archive.org/details/bodypolitic26toro/page/4/mode/2up?q=newfoundland

Publisher

Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Internet Archive

Date

September 1976

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Newsletter article

Collection

Citation

Ken Popert, ““Gays find organization means better life”,” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/130.