Collection MS-15-12 - Atlantic Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Conference collection

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Atlantic Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Conference collection

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  • 1989 - 1994 (Creation)
    Atlantic Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Conference

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3.5 cm of textual records

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The first major conference hosted by the Atlantic Canadian gay community was Our Atlantic Gay Community: United Against Oppression, from 8 -10 October 1977. Events included workshops, meetings, an Artisan's Expo, dinner and dance at The Turret, and Halifax's first gay march. The conference was jointly organized by GAE and APPLE (Atlantic Provinces Political Lesbians for Equality.)

The following year the city hosted Building Solidarity: The Fight Against Repression, which marked the sixth national conference of the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Rights Coalition.

In 1979 the Atlantic Gay and Lesbian (AGL) Conference theme was Building a Community Spirit. In 1980 the AGL conference theme was Growing. The fourth AGL conference (1982) was held in Fredericton. By 1993 the conference name had changed to the Atlantic Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Conference and the theme that year was We Are Everywhere. The conference had 230 people in attendance.

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Materials were donated to Dalhousie University Archives by Kevin Crombie through the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive project.

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Collection contains materials related to Atlantic Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual conferences.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Atlantic Lesbian/ Gay/ Bisexual Conference, MS-15-12, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Record created July 29, 2020.

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  • English

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