Fonds MS-15-16 - Gerard Veldhoven fonds

Newspaper articles about same-sex marriage rights and Gerard Veldhoven's involvement with Pride e... Laminated clippings of Gerard Veldhoven's weekly newspaper column Refocus (2016 - 2020) Newspaper articles and correspondence written by and about Gerald Veldhoven

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Gerard Veldhoven fonds

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  • 2004 - 2020 (Creation)
    Veldhoven, Gerald

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14 cm of textual records

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Gerard Veldhoven is a longtime LGBTQ activist; he and Norman Carter were the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Atlantic Canada. Born in the Netherlands in 1940, he immigrated to Canada as a teenager and has largely lived in Halifax, Amherst and Pictou, Nova Scotia. For many years he wrote a weekly column on LGBTQ issues that appeared in regional newspapers. He has spearheaded Pride events and other LGBTQ awareness campaigns across Cumberland County and in 2011 was nominated to the Order of Nova Scotia. He has served as both president and vice president of the board of directors for the Pictou County Centre for Sexual Health (PCCSH), and was the 2016 recipient of Sexual Health Nova Scotia’s Sexcellence Award. His memoir, A Passion for Equality, My Personal Journey, was published in 2020.

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Materials were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Gerard Veldhoven through the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive.

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Fonds consists of Gerard Veldhoven's published writing, correspondence and speeches.

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Gerard Veldhoven


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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], Gerard Veldhoven fonds, MS-15-16, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Newspaper articles were digitized and the originals discarded. Articles exist in digital format only.

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Record created July 31, 2020.

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  • English

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