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Interview with Del Newbigging

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Title

Interview with Del Newbigging

Subject

oral history, relationships, psychiatry

Description

In this oral history interview, Del Newbigging, 50 years old, discusses his experience with psychiatric therapy, marriage counselling, and sex therapy, as well as his constant thought of committing suicide before coming to terms with his sexuality and breaking up his marriage. He recounts how seeing doctors and therapists was instrumental in accepting his homosexuality and in his coming out. The interview covers Del’s growing up gay in an oppressive Southern Ontario small town, his early homosexual experiences, his thirteen-years-long marriage, his job as an art high school teacher, his then five-year-long relationship, his lack of interest in the gay bar culture, and his good relationship with his son and daughter. Del also narrates his life as a gay father and his participation in associations such as Gay Fathers Organization and in the “gay society.” He claims to cherish the friendliness, openness, and warmth of the gay community.

Creator

Foolscap Oral History Project

Date

1984-11-11

Contributor

John Grube

Rights

CLGA

Format

PDF, WAV

Language

English

Type

Sound, text

Identifier

2016-034

Coverage

Toronto 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

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Citation

Foolscap Oral History Project, “Interview with Del Newbigging ,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed October 14, 2019, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/695.

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