The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

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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…

Douglas Stewart discusses his role in late 1970s- early 1980s activism in Toronto, including working with community groups ZAMI and Reunite Africa Youth (RAY).

Pat Transcript.pdf
Pat Murphy was born in 1941 to an Irish-Catholic working-class family in Toronto, Canada. Murphy trained as a nurse and worked initially at Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital in 1964, where she had her first lesbian relationship with a co-worker. The…

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Born in 1920, Lois Stewart is a political activist and retired schoolteacher who grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. After teaching in Victoria during World War 2, Lois moved to Southern Ontario, where she taught in a number of cities and towns…
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