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Zami gathering at 519 Church

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Title

Zami gathering at 519 Church

Subject

(L-R) Carmen, Courtnay McFarlane, Anthony Mohammed, Deryck Glodon, Alex, Douglas, and Henry Wright.

Description

Photographed by Leif Harmsen
March 1984
Toronto, Ontario
Dye coupler print from a digital image of a gelatin silver print
Gift of Courtnay McFarlane
Courtesy of The Family Camera Network and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Coverage

Zami was a lesbian and gay Black and Caribbean group formed in Toronto in the 1980s. Zami is a West Indian Creole word for lesbian sex, and was also the title of Audre Lorde’s important 1982 biomythography. Although the group’s focus was on the Black community and anti-Black racism, other members of Toronto’s queer Caribbean diaspora were also welcome.

Citation

“Zami gathering at 519 Church,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed June 20, 2021, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/993.