The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

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Lois Transcript.pdf
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…

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…

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

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…

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.

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…

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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,…

DP005 - Arif (Final Transcript).pdf
Arif Noorani, in this oral history, active in Desh Pardesh in the 90’s, discusses his involvement with other activist groups, notably Queer Nation and CKLN. He talks about the influence Mike Harris had on the numerous arts collectives who lost…

DP015 - Leah (Final Transcript).pdf
Leah Lakshimi, in this oral history, recounts her experience coming to the arts scene in Toronto, where she felt included and respected as a South Asian artist. This was distinct from her experience in the United States and other areas of Canada,…
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