File contains one hand-painted banner made of white cotton fabric cover in purple handprints and other colourful brush marks, and featuring the acronym "CODCO" in black text painted over a large pink triangle. The banner was likely produced in relation to the Newfoundland-based comedy troupe CODCO's participation in the 1992 Halifax Pride parade.
File contains one hand-painted banner. Banner is made of a white bedsheet decorated with a pink maple leaf and glitter glue with text that reads "CODCO" in the centre. Banner is was likely produced in relation to the Newfound-based comedy troupe CODCO's participation in the 1992 Halifax Pride parade.
File contains one pin produced in connection with the Canada : Moving forward -- AIDS 2010 event. Pin features a black background with a grey-blue border, and a red ribbon with a maple leaf on the end in the centre. Red text around the border reads "Canada: Moving Forward" with smaller red text beneath reading "AIDS 2010".
File contains one tote bag produced by the Canadian Labour Congress. Tote bag is made of black fabric, and is printed with an inverted pink triangle with black text written into each side of the triangle reading "Solidarité—Pride—Fierté.
File contains one pin from Halifax Pride 1997. Pin has a white background with a border of small triangles in rainbow colours, with a blue cross and pink triangle in the centre with text above and below that reads "Pride—1997".
File contains one pin for Halifax Pride 1996. Pin has a white background with a border of pink and black triangles, and features two overlapping black and pink triangles in the centre, with text printed above and below that reads "Pride—96".
File contains two lapel pins produced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Affirm United, an LGBT advocacy group with the United Church. Pins are in the shape of a pink triangle overlapping a navy blue oval, outlined in gold. Text on pins reads "1982—1992".
File contains one pin produced for Halifax Pride week 1991. Pin has a white background with a black line drawing of a person breaking out of a triangle in the centre. The border is printed with text that reads "PRIDE WEEK 1991—HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA".
File contains one produced by the Ontario branch Canadian Employment and Immigration Union. Pin is a triangle with a pink border, with a green trillium design at the centre, surrounded by text that reads "SEICP—CEIU—ONTARIO".
File contains one pin commemorating Al Stewart's fifteen year anniversary as a member of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union. Pin is a bronze-coloured circle, printed with text that reads "N.S.G.E.U.—15 Year Member".
File contains one pin produced for Halifax Pride 1988. Pin is printed with a background of light blue sky and darker blue waves, with an inverted pink triangle dipping into the waves, and small purple text reading "HFX. PRIDE 88".
Fonds contains materials collected by Al Stewart primarily through his involvement in the Maritime leather community and LGBT advocacy work at Saint John's United Church in Halifax. Leather community records include administrative records, photographs, promotional materials, correspondence, newsletters, and catalogues associated with the TightRope leather brotherhood, which operated in Halifax from the early 90s to 2007, Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests, and other leather groups across Canada and the United States. United Church materials include reference materials regarding homosexuality and religion, reference materials regarding Affirm United and the Affirming Ministries Program, correspondence, and newsletters. Fonds also contains objects and ephemera related to the leather community, Affirm, and Stewart's membership in the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU], as well as personal photographs, correspondence, and LGBT publications.
Series contains pins, stickers, one tote bag, one bracelet, and one air freshener collected by Al Stewart through his involvement with the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU] and various LGBT community groups and events, including Affirm United, the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests, and Halifax Pride.
Series contains honours and distinctions awarded to Janet Conners in recognition of her involvement in the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and her subsequent advocacy work for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Materials include honorary degrees, awards, fellowships, and other distinctions, as well as associated programs, invitations, and forms.
Fonds contains materials related to Janet Conners' advocacy work for recipients of tainted blood products and other persons with HIV/AIDS. Janet's and her husband, Randy Conners, contracted HIV when Randy, a hemophiliac, was treated with infected blood. After publicly announcing Randy's diagnosis in 1991, the Conners provided testimony to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and became advocates for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Janet revealed her HIV positive status upon Randy's death in 1994. Materials in fonds include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, day planners, awards and honorary degrees, and photographs.
File contains three pins featuring a photo of Nova Scotian Member of Parliament Roseanne Skoke in the centre of a red circle with a line through it, surrounded by the words "THANK YOU FOR NOT SKOKING".