Gays of Ottawa

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Gays of Ottawa

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

F0039

Description area

Dates of existence

1971-1986, predominant 1971-1978

History

The Gays of Ottawa (GO) was founded September 14, 1971 by Maurice Boulanger, Michael Black, Charles Hill, Philip Bianco, Jacques Hoffman, Reg Turcotte, and Terrence Reichey. The organisation set out to educate Ottawa on homosexuality through group discussions, publications, and public speaking. They worked to support the gay community through social events, counselling, a drop-in centre, and a crisis line. The group took political action not only on issues at the local level, but on a provincial and national scale, partially fuelled by their location in the capital of Canada. Their work served both the Anglophone and Francophone communities. The membership and board was largely male throughout the 1970’s before writing gender parity on the board of directors into the constitution in 1983. On June 27, 1989 the name Gays of Ottawa was changed to the Association of Lesbians and Gays of Ottawa (ALGO).

Places

Ottawa

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

F0039

Institution identifier

Gays of Ottawa

Rules and/or conventions used

RAD

Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2017-07-20 [ISO 8601]

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

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