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Interview with Phil Conron

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Title

Interview with Phil Conron

Subject

oral history, gay culture, cruising

Description

In this oral history interview, Phil Conron, 53 years old, discusses growing up in Toronto in the 1940s, trying to fit in with other boys in school, and early adolescent sexual experiences with other young men. He discusses his involvement with the gay social scene in Toronto in the 1950s and 60s, touching on topics that include cruising in Queen’s Park, going to parties and other gay social spaces on Toronto Island, bar culture, group sex parties, bath houses, police harassment, and a brief stint living in Vancouver in the late 1950s. Conron had long-term relationships with several men, which he outlines in brief. He also discusses his developing taste, later in life, for intergenerational relationships with young men in their early 20s. Conron briefly discusses his career, which is not identified in specific terms, and his growing participation as an actor in community theatre after his retirement.

Creator

Foolscap Oral History Project

Date

1985-05-22

Contributor

Anna Malla

Rights

CLGA

Format

PDF, WAV

Language

English

Type

Sound, text

Identifier

2016-034

Coverage

Toronto, Vancouver, 1950s, 1960s

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Citation

Foolscap Oral History Project, “Interview with Phil Conron,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed October 24, 2021, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/797.

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