"Bar becomes private club to end violence"

The Body politic, October 1976.jpeg

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Title

"Bar becomes private club to end violence"

Description

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 issued private membership cards to gay clientele. As a business on the waterfront, they welcomed visiting sailors, and they allowed members to bring guests into the club. The article also mentions that the Community Homophile Association of Newfoundland settled into a location on Queen's Road, where they planned to host meetings, social activities, and women's nights.

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

Wish Leonard

Source

Pink Triangle Press and Canadian Museum for Human Rights
https://archive.org/details/bodypolitic27toro/page/n5/mode/2up?q=newfoundland

Publisher

Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Internet Archive

Date

October 1976

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Newsletter article

Collection

Citation

Wish Leonard, “"Bar becomes private club to end violence",” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed April 16, 2024, https://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/48.