Tommy Sexton out of focus, balloons behind

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Title

Tommy Sexton out of focus, balloons behind

Description

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 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 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

Unknown; circa 1980s

Format

jpg

Type

Photograph

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Tommy Sexton out of focus, balloons behind,” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, https://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/305.