Murphy, Lynn

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Murphy, Lynn

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  • Murphy, Lynn Marie Isobel

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December 15, 1946 -


Lynn Murphy is a Halifax-based librarian and LGBTQ+ activist. Murphy was born in Summerside, PEI, and raised on a potato farm in Clermont, PEI. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Dunstan's University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Prince Edward Island before moving to Halifax in 1968, where she received a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University. She has worked in she worked in university, special, and public libraries, and as a freelance bibliographer. Murphy was a longstanding member of the Gay Alliance for Equality/Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia [GAE/GALA], serving on the Executive, the Management Board, and the Civil Rights Committee over her time with the organization. Since 2010, she has been a member of the Board for the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project [NSRAP], helping to found the Elderberries social group for LGBT seniors. She has also participated in the planning of Halifax Pride events, and has been a member of the WildeBunch, the Atlantic History and Archives Network, the Making Waves Collective, the Sisters' Lightship Collective. She was awarded the 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her activism, and in 2015 was the first recipient of NSRAP's Leighann Wichman Award for Lifetime Achievement.


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Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia (1972-1995)

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ca. 1980-1995

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Murphy was a member of GAE/GALA

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The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.



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Record created January 12, 2022 by Rachel Moore.


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MacKay, Dan. "Lynn Murphy." Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia. Accessed January 12, 2022.

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