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Gerard Veldhoven fonds
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- Textual record
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2004 - 2020 (Creation)
- Veldhoven, Gerard
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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.
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. Veldhoven's writings cover subjects including same-sex marriage, LGBT parenting and families, Pride celebrations, and LGBT social issues. Fonds also contains clippings and correspondence related to Veldhoven's experience as part of the first same-sex couple to be married in Nova Scotia, as well as his activism, writing career, and honours.
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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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- Norman Carter (Subject)
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