CLGA Digital Collections

CLGA's Digital Collections

Explore highlights from the CLGA’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artefacts, ephemera and more!

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Lezlie Lee Kam is a 55+, gender-mysterious, world majority person and dyke; a Trini; a Carib; Brown; and a Callaloo-a mix of Chinese, Carib, Indian, Portuguese, and Venezuelan. She was born in Trinidad and left for Toronto in 1970. In this interview,…

Interview with Fred Sproule.JPG
In this oral history interview Frederick Sproule, 88 years old, discusses his life as a gay man in Toronto from the early twentieth century onwards. The interview begins with Sproule describing his coming out experience when he was 18 and lived in…

Interview with George Hislop.JPG
In this oral history interview George Hislop, 59 years old, discusses growing up gay in Toronto from the 1930 until the 1980s. He describes his early life, first homosexual experiences, coming out, education, participation in the Toronto gay scene,…

Interview with Elgin Blair.JPG
In this oral history interview Elgin Blair and Richard Brown discuss their lives in Toronto as gay men. The interview begins with Elgin (58 years old) commenting on his coming out experience, his puritanical upbringing, his struggle to accept his…

Interview with Michael Dafoe.JPG
In this oral history interview Michael Dafoe, 53 years old, describes his life as gay teacher and historian in Toronto. The interview begins with Michael discussing his background. He mentions he was born in Winnipeg to an upper middle-class family,…

Interview with John Nixon.JPG
John Nixon, 52 years old at the time of this oral history interview, discusses his facing charges for having sex with young guys, the trial process, and his imprisonment in the Saint John mental hospital in New Brunswick. He also discusses coping…

Interview with Del Newbigging.JPG
In this oral history interview, Del Newbigging, 50 years old, discusses his experience with psychiatric therapy, marriage counselling, and sex therapy, as well as his constant thought of committing suicide before coming to terms with his sexuality…

Interview with Bob Grimson.JPG
Oral history interview with a gay man, Bob, completed as part of the Foolscap project.

Bob discusses growing up Jew and gay in Toronto from pre-World War II onwards. He begins the interview by recounting his entrance into the Toronto gay scene…

Interview with David Allandyle.JPG
Oral history interview with a gay man, David, completed as part of the Foolscap project.

David, a 60 year old gay man at the time of the interview, discusses his long-term relationships and friendships in Toronto after World War II. He came out in…

Lois Jeanne Jackie Transcript.pdf
This interview begins as a conversation between Lois, a retired schoolteacher and activist in Southern Ontario, and Jeanne, a retired secretarial worker and activist. Partway through the interview, Jackie enters and dominates much of the discussion.…
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