CLGA Digital Collections

CLGA's Digital Collections

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Toronto-based gay liberation activist George Hislop, interviewed by historian David Churchill in 1991. Interview is focused on mid-century gay life in Toronto.

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…

This video is an excerpt from an interview with Tom Warner (2001-11-03) as he discusses the civil rights strategy of including sexual orientation into Human Rights legislation in the 1970s. He also talks about founding the Coalition for Gay Rights in…

This video is an excerpt from an interview with Chris Vogel and Richard North (2004-07-20) about gay liberation and their marriage in 1974 in Winnipeg. They discuss predominant views about homosexuality at the time, particularly in relation to Human…

Video is a memorial tribute to George Hislop, a leader in the gay and lesbian rights movement. The clips include documentary footage and interviews with George describing some of his experiences as a gay man and as an activist.

As an excerpt from the documentary Stand Together (2002), this video looks at lesbian and gay liberation in the 1960s-1970s in Canada. Through interviews, the video focuses on issues in Ontario such as police persecution (including blackmailing…

Clip is an edited selection of primary source images, documents, and videos of the Pride movement in Toronto during the late 1970's, featuring rallies, protests, and marches against anti-gay activist Anita Bryant, police violence, and anti-gay…

Gender Diversity 1 1986-1987.jpg
A syllabus for a course on social work and a myriad of gay and lesbian themed topics.
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