Jeff Myles in Sun Patch

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Title

Jeff Myles in Sun Patch

Description

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 in shadow.

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 to 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.

Jeff was one of Tommy Sexton's long-time partners, not much is known of his life but he passed away during the AIDS epidemic. Anyone with information about Jeff's life that they would like us to share can email NLQueerResearch@gmail.com or call 1-709-315-0075.

Creator

Tommy Sexton

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

Format

jpg

Type

Photograph

Collection

Citation

Tommy Sexton, “Jeff Myles in Sun Patch,” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, https://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/324.