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AIDS Action Now! fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0003
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2006

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities AIDS Action Now! Included in the fonds are records of several committees, as well as subject files on a variety of topics. Also included in the fonds are photographs, the majority of which depict several demonstrations organized by AIDS Action Now!.

AIDS Action Now!

AIDS Committee of Toronto fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0062
  • Fonds
  • 1979- 2014

The fonds consists of the organizational records of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) dating from 1979 to 2014, ranging predominantly from 1983- 1993. The records reflect the governance and administrative activities of ACT, its work on HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health education, its support services and its HIV/AIDS-related resources and guides. The fonds also contains material from events, forums, workshops and conferences that ACT organized, took part in, or attended, and records from its fundraising events and galas. There are records that resulted from ACT’s involvement in collaborative projects with various organizations, groups and government committees, and material that was collected by ACT and made accessible to the public through its Access, Resource and Information Centres. The fonds is composed of meeting minutes, correspondence annual reports, budgets, audited financial statements, brochures, posters, newsletters, guides and resources, surveys, questionnaires, subject files collected by ACT, clippings and flyers. Other material in the fonds includes videos, audiotapes and photographs.

Contains series:
1- Governance and Administration
2- Funding
3- Outreach and Education
4- Support Services
5- ACT Forum, Events and Conferences
6- ACT Resource, Access and Information Centre
7- Partnering Groups
8- External Groups and Events
9- Correspondence
10- Subject Files
11- Clippings
12- Photographs, Audiovisual and Electronic Records

AIDS Committee of Toronto

Billeh Nickerson fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0004
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2009; predominant 1995-2009

Fonds consists of records documenting the work of Canadian poet and author Billeh Nickerson. The fonds documents poetry, essays, and articles written by Nickerson, press coverage of his work, and various events at which he participated as an author or poet. Included in the fonds are poems, essays, press clippings, programmes, correspondence, press passes, desk calendars, flyers, and photographs.

Billeh Nickerson

Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0036
  • Fonds
  • 1977- 2014

The fonds consists of records created by the CGSL executive committee. The fonds includes textual records created by the CGSL executive committee regarding the organization of regular-season softball games, social events and post-season tournaments. Records include meeting minutes, election materials, team schedules, correspondence, financial information, posters, photographs and moving images. The majority of the records pertain to the activities carried out in Toronto, but some of the records pertain to tournaments held throughout the United States.

Cabbagetown Group Softball League

Campaign for Equal Families fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0098
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 1995

The fonds consist of records and artifacts maintained and accumulated by the Campaign for Equal Families. The fonds has been arranged into seven series: administrative files, campaign files, provincial meetings files, subject files, videocassettes, artifacts, and photographs. Included in the fonds are correspondence, memoranda, press releases, reports, essays and papers, forms, lists, agendas, newsletters, flyers, pamphlets, texts of legislative debates and bills, petitions, programmes, cards, newspaper clippings, financial records, notes, meeting minutes, invoices, an educational kit, offers to lease, grant application packages, an insurance policy, a speech, a videocassette, magnets, plaques, and photographs.

Campaign for Equal Families

Carl Miller fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0119
  • Fonds
  • [1962?]- [2001?]

The fonds consists of records documenting the personal life and career of Carl Miller, particularly his role as a gay father and his activities as a Trustee with the Toronto Board of Education.

Carl Miller

Carroll Holland fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0005
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2004

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Carroll Holland in her capacity as a member of the Ottawa Police Liaison Committee and the Equality Writes Ad Hoc Committee.

Holland, Carroll 1942-2012

Charlie David fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0103
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2017

Fonds consists of records documenting the work and career of Charlie David (b. 1980 as Charles David Lubiniecki), a Canadian author, model, actor, and director. The collection consists of textual materials related to the life and work of Charlie David, including production and promotional materials, personal writing, articles and interviews, as well as photographs and moving images related to Charlie David’s professional projects.

Charles David Lubiniecki

Christine Bearchell fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0117
  • Fonds
  • 1971- 1990

The fonds consists of the records created by Bearchell during two decades of her work in gay activism. This includes her work with two publications: The Body Politic (TBP), Canada’s gay liberation newspaper, from 1976-1987, and her work with Epicene in 1987, a gay publication following the end of TBP. The fonds also includes her work with other organizations, most notably the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario (CGRO), the Committee to Defend John Damien, and the Young Socialists/League for Socialist Action. There is correspondence, research notes, notebooks, news clippings, manuscripts, newsletters, reports, press releases, research articles, and inter-office memos.

Christine Bearchell

Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0044
  • Fonds
  • 1974- 2009

The CLGRO fonds contains records pertaining to the operation and activities of the organization. There are financial records, correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, projects the coalition was involved in, as well as records pertaining to external and member groups, and records collected for the coalition’s own research and resource creation, such as clippings, periodicals, and other external materials.

Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario

Community Homophile Association of Toronto fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0133
  • Fonds
  • 1953- 1977

The Community Homophile Association of Toronto fonds is composed of organizational records that document CHAT’s governance and administration, its community outreach efforts, education, support services, political advocacy, and its resource library. It includes bylaws and minutes, financial statements, grant applications, membership cards and applications, telephone logs, flyers, newsletters, briefs, correspondence, and resources collected on various subjects and homophile and gay liberation groups from across North America.

Community Homophile Association of Toronto

David Hawe fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0034
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2007

Fonds consist of professional freelance photography created by David Hawe.

Fonds consist primarily of 35mm black and white and colour negatives. Printed photography mainly consists of contact images of related negatives.

A large portion of the photography consists of freelance modeling photography and headshots.

Represented personalities include many Toronto-based drag performers, Salah Bachir, Kyle Rae, Ru Paul, Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Scott Thompson, Madonna, Enza the Supermodel, Chris Edwards, R.M. Vaughn, and Dini Petty. Many photographs of Woody’s (bar) staff are also included.

Fonds also include photography taken at many events, such as Toronto Pride, plays at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, events at Toronto bars and clubs, drag shows, Mr. Leather competitions, Casey House events, leather parties, coronation of Empress and Emperor of Toronto, Harbourfront Film Festival, Win a Date with a Bartender, Hooker of the Year, Priape Fashion Show, Judy Garland Memorial Bowling League party, Cabbagetown Group Softball League events, Much Music, Unity Party, Halloween at the Masonic Temple, "Cedars" campground opening, among others.

Fonds also include photography for advertisements for Toronto clubs and bars, such as Woody’s, Chaps, Boots, Ciao, Rock ‘n’ roll fag bar, Power (bar), Toolbox (bar), The Barn (bar), Bar 501, Bar 457, among others.

Fonds also include photography conducted for magazines and newspapers, including I.C.E. Magazine, FAB Magazine, XTRA!, Icon Magazine, Points, and Advocate.

Fonds also include photography taken at or for the promotion of fundraisers, such as People With AIDS, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre fundraiser, and MAC Viva Glam Fashion Cares.

Fonds also include some student photography conducted by Hawe during his studies at the Ontario College of Art (OCA).

Fonds also include some personal photography and correspondence with David Hawe’s friends and family.

David Hawe

David Pepper fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-[1998?], 2002; predominant 1988-1997

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by David Pepper. Records relate to his involvement with the AIDS Committee of Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service Liaison Committee for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities, as well as his column “Q Period” that appeared in Capital Xtra!. The fonds also includes clipping files maintained by Pepper for research and reference purposes.

David Pepper fonds

Dignity Vancouver fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0093
  • Fonds
  • 1977- 2011

Fonds consist of records documenting the operations and administration of the Dignity Vancouver, a chapter of Dignity Canada Dignité (DCD). These materials were donated by Kevin Simpson, who played a prominent role in the Vancouver chapter, including time served as President and Liturgy Coordinator. Simpson also spent time in the role of President and in the role of Treasurer for DCD.
Included are Vancouver chapter meeting minutes, reports, conference and House of Delegate materials, correspondence, financial and budget materials (primarily for the national organization), press clippings, brochures, membership lists, materials regarding applying for charitable status, various versions of DCD’s Constitution, and other textual materials.
Dignity Canada Dignité is a national Roman Catholic organization advocating for change in regards to the Church’s teaching and leadership around sexual theology. As of 2015, their purpose is to work “within and without the Church to promote the full personhood of those who belong to sexual minorities, and we celebrate our sexuality as a gift of God. We believe our loving relationships are intrinsically good, and worthy of recognition as marriage in civil law as well as in the eyes of God.” For more information, visit:

Dignity Vancouver

Duane "Andy" Anderson fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0008
  • Fonds
  • 1995-1997, 2000-2005

Records relate to Anderson's activities with the leather community in Canada, particularly the Canadian Leather Alliance / L’Alliance canadienne du cuir and the Mr. Leatherman Toronto Competition Inc. Records document the administration and incorporation of the Canadian Leather Alliance, and the organizing of its annual National Leather Contest. Records also document Anderson’s participation as a judge at various leather competitions (Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather 2003, International Leathersir and Leatherboy 2002, etc.), the judging process and criteria at leather competitions, and the administration of the Mr. Leatherman Toronto competition.

Records in the fonds include correspondence (including e-mail), lists, tables, manuals, policies, forms, reports, letters patent, by-laws, incorporation documents, promissory notes, rules, programmes, schedules, flyers, notes, cards, agreements, and other textual material.

Duane “Andy” Anderson

Egale Canada fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0109
  • Fonds
  • 1972- 2007

The fonds contains administrative and operational records of Egale Canada, that document the activities of the organization dating from its inception in 1986 to 2007. It includes material pertaining to the organization’s administration, its political advocacy work, its legal interventions, research and its public education efforts surrounding LGBTQ+ rights and issues in Canada. It is comprised of minutes, reports, correspondence, research papers, briefs, legal documentation, promotional material and resources.

Egale Canada

Foolscap Gay Oral History Project fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0083
  • Fonds
  • 1980- 1997

John Grube's tapes consist of 45 seperate interviews of gay men about their lives in pre-Stonewall Toronto, in addition to 33 transcripts of Foolscap interviews. These transcripts were produced by Grube in the 1980s as well. In general terms, Grube's interviews were designed to explore memories of early gay community in Toronto, before the era of gay liberation. Topics covered in the interviews include the contours of pre-Stonewall gay culture; initiation into the gay community and/or coming out; early sexual experiences and relationships; cruising; relations with psychiatry and psychology; bar culture and gay social spaces; interaction with police; bar raids; interpersonal relationships; first contact with gay liberationists/activists; membership in gay organizations; party scene amongst older gay men; struggles with depression and substance abuse; S/M and leather culture; drag; and employment. Because not all interview subjects grew up in Toronto, the interviews cover other locations as well, mostly in Ontario.
Lionel Collier's interviews, collected mostly in the same time frame as Grube's, cover similar topics. Notably, Lionel's interest was moreso in the narration of personal histories rather than broader social trends. These interviews occassionaly touched on health and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Lionel also had a particular interest in gay liberation and responses to the Bathhouse Raids in Toronto. Many of Lionel's interviews discuss early sexual relationships. An interview with Lionel Collier from 1997 is also included in the fonds, as well as an interview conducted by the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory's Elspeth Brown and Zohar Freeman with Lionel Collier in 2018.

John Grube

Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver) fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0067
  • Fonds
  • 1971- 1981

This fonds consists of records of the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver). Included in the fonds are administrative files, correspondence, briefs, publications, financial records, meeting minutes, organization and event files, subject files, photographs, posters, an audio cassette tape, and objects such as stamps and GATE office signs.

Contains series and subseries:
1- GATE (Vancouver) Administrative files
1.1 Office administration
1.2 Financial records
1.3 Meeting minutes
1.4 Office artifacts
2- Organization and event files
2.1 Canadian organizations
2.2 International organizations
3- Subject files
4- Photographs
5- Posters
6- Audio cassette tape

Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver)

Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971-1988

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford (GLAS), previously the Gay People’s Union at Stanford. The records also document gay and lesbian events at the University and in the San Francisco region. The records in the fonds were maintained by Gerard Koskovich, a volunteer with the GLAS Archives Project. The fonds consists of duplicates of organizational records housed at the Stanford University Archives, as well as material collected by Koskovich during the time he was actively involved at Stanford University (1980-1987). Included are: correspondence, notices and flyers, research papers, press clippings, financial records, application forms, brochures, and other textual material.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford

Gay and Lesbian Organization of Bell Employees (GLOBE) fonds

  • CA ON00047 F0010
  • Fonds
  • [1962?], 1974-[2003?], 2006

Fonds consists of the records of the Gay and Lesbian Organization of Bell Employees (GLOBE). The majority of the records in the fonds appear to have been maintained by Carl Miller, one of the founders of the organization. Records in the fonds document the organization’s fight for same-sex spousal benefits for employees of Bell Canada, including its filing of a formal complaint against Bell Canada with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The fonds serves as an example of the struggle for same-sex equality in a corporate environment. Records in the fonds also document meetings of the organization, the work of several committees, as well as the social and fundraising aspects of the organization. Included in the fonds are administrative files, scrapbooks, photographs, and an audio cassette. The fonds also includes one sous-fonds, containing records relating to Carl Miller.

Gay and Lesbian Organization of Bell Employees (GLOBE)

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