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Interview with John Nixon

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Nixon, John Foolscap Interview 7-11-1982 Transcript 2016-034 033T.pdf

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Title

Interview with John Nixon

Subject

oral history, imprisonment, intergenerational relationships

Description

John Nixon, 52 years old at the time of this oral history interview, discusses his facing charges for having sex with young guys, the trial process, and his imprisonment in the Saint John mental hospital in New Brunswick. He also discusses coping with and overcoming depression, the attack or support of people around him while facing charges, his life in prison, ties with people at Saint John, and his avoiding of sexual relations while in jail. John also narrates his early life in New Brunswick, relationship with family, moving to Toronto, work as a parts-man in a service station, sexual life after jail, involvement in the Toronto gay scene and in intergenerational relationships. The interview ends with John explaining why he is critical of radical gay liberationists and of the gay newspaper The Body Politic. He argues that police department’s attitude had changed in recent years, resulting in a decrease in police harassment.

Creator

Foolscap Oral History Project

Date

1982-11-07

Contributor

John Grube

Rights

CLGA

Format

PDF, WAV

Language

English

Type

Sound, text

Identifier

2016-034

Coverage

New Brunswick, 1940s, 1950s; Toronto 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

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Citation

Foolscap Oral History Project, “Interview with John Nixon ,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed October 14, 2019, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/696.

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