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Interview with Michael Dafoe

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Title

Interview with Michael Dafoe

Subject

oral history, relationships, bars

Description

In this oral history interview Michael Dafoe, 53 years old, describes his life as gay teacher and historian in Toronto. The interview begins with Michael discussing his background. He mentions he was born in Winnipeg to an upper middle-class family, he describes his relationship with parents and friends, his teenage years in the 1940s, his education, his growing up pretending to be straight, and his moving to Toronto in the 1960s. The interview covers Michael’s coming out experience, his entry into the Toronto gay scene, friendships, bars, parties, and meeting places. He also comments on male prostitution in the city, his relationships with hustlers, his inability to make long-term emotional connections, his disagreement with gay liberationist stances, and the need to create a group for gay old men in Toronto.

Creator

Foolscap Oral History Project

Date

1984-03-10

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 Michael Dafoe ,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed September 21, 2019, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/704.

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