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Ron and Bryan Garnett-Doucette fonds

  • MS-15-11
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1996
Fonds primarily contains records of the GayLine collected by Ron and Bryan Garnett-Doucette. The Halifax GayLine opened in 1972 and ceased operations in 1996. It provided information, counselling and referral service to the gay/lesbian/bisexual (and curious and homophobic) communities. Staffed by trained volunteers, it was funded initially by the Gay Alliance for Equality and later by its successor organization the Gay and Lesbian Association. Later, other gay organizations donated resources for the phone line. In 1994 the name was changed to the Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Line.
Fonds contains three series; one containing administrative and financial records, one containing recruitment and training materials, and one containing reference materials for volunteers. Materials include monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; call logs and templates; staff notebooks; correspondence; pamphlets; volunteer training session materials, application forms and guidelines; flyers; legal briefs and resources; newsletters; essays; bibliographies; and directories.

Karen Andrews "we are family" pins

File contains one pin produced in support of activist Karen Andrews and her struggle to have her same sex partnership and co-parented children recognized as a family under Ontario health legislation. Pin has a white background and is printed with white text that reads "WE ARE FAMILY—Karen Andrews/Local 1996—Access to OHIP Committee".

Reference materials regarding homosexuality, sexual heath, substance abuse, relationships, parenting, discrimination, legal rights, and women's issues

Subseries contains materials collected for reference and educational use by GayLine volunteers. Subjects covered include homosexuality and coming out, sexual heath and AIDS prevention, alcoholism and substance abuse, abuse in LGBT relationships, parenting, discrimination, legal rights, and women's issues. Materials include pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, essays, and correspondence.

Atlantic Gay and Lesbian Professionals meeting agenda and notes

File contains materials realting to meetings of Atlantic Gay and Lesbian Professional in Health Care and Social Services. Materials include a report from the first meeting of the group, held March 30-31, 1985. File also contains meeting agenda from September 5, 1985, and 1 page of handwritten notes.

Workshop "Bashing Queers and Women"

File contains audio recording of the workshop "Bashing Queers and Women" from the Women's Health Education Network Conference on May 5, 1990. Workshop was administered by Anne Bishop and Jan -?.

Clippings regarding the LGBT community

File contains clippings collected by Ross Boutilier relating to LGBT issues. Subjects covered include the deportation of Alla Pitcherskaia, LGBT inclusion efforts at Xerox, homophobia, LGBT terminology, the closure of the Red Herring Co-operative Book Store in Halifax, LGBT toys, and organ donations.

Susan Sherwin fonds

  • MS-2-186
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2008
Fonds comprises records related to Susan Sherwin's professional activities, including publication, research and teaching. Record types include correspondence, contracts, manuscripts, research materials and notes, committee materials, reports, conference materials, and university course records such as syllabi, exams, and assignments.

Sherwin, Susan

Advisory committee contact list and correspondence re. Susan Sherwin's teaching capacity with Dalhousie Philosophy Department

File contains a list of contacts for the Advisory Committee on the Interim Moratorium on Reproductive and Genetic Technologies, correspondence regarding Sherwin's professional activities and teaching capacities with Dalhousie's Philosophy Department, and a photograph of Sherwin and Roland Puccetti.
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