"Biking for custody across the country"

The Body politic, September 1982.jpeg

Dublin Core

Title

"Biking for custody across the country"

Description

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 Canada, all while providing education for lesbian mothers in their child custody problems. The article details the women's journey and a story that pushed them to keep going. Ending the long months in Newfoundland, Carol and Cheryl met up with the Gay Association in Newfoundland at Club Max to get screeched in.

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

Chris Bearchell

Source

Pink Triangle Press and Canadian Museum for Human Rights
https://archive.org/details/bodypolitic86toro/page/14/mode/2up?q=newfoundland

Publisher

Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Internet Archive

Date

September 1982

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

Newspaper Article

Collection

Citation

Chris Bearchell, “"Biking for custody across the country",” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/81.