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Janine Fuller (1958- )



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Janine Fuller (1958- )


Janine was born and raised in Toronto before moving west in 1989. After catching the last Via Rail train across Canada, she settled in Vancouver, landing there mostly as a result of two root canals and poor cash flow. Over the years she has written plays and two books, been a performance artist, and worked in a few bookstores. Janine started working at Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium in 1990, the same year that Little Sister's filed its court case against Canada Customs and the Canadian government. The lawsuit eventually found its way to the Supreme Court of Canada, seeking to secure the fundamental rights of free expression for all Canadians.

"Nothing hard is ever won easily. We must be ever vigilant and inclusive in our struggles." (Janine Fuller, Vancouver, 2000 Induction Statement)

Écrivaine, artiste de la scène, militante engagée dans la cause juridique de Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium contre Douanes Canada et le gouvernement fédéral pour garantir les droits fondamentaux de tous les Canadiens et Canadiennes à la libre expression.


Daniel Collins


Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives




Medium: archival quality black and white photographic print, selenium-toned

Dimensions: 25 x 33 cm (W x H)




Daniel Collins, “Janine Fuller (1958- ),” CLGA Digital Collections, accessed June 20, 2018,