1. Toronto City Hall: 1978-80

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    In 1978, Toronto City Hall had a hiring policy of non-discrimination based on sexual orientation – unheard of at the time. When John Sewell started a conversation about basic human rights, he…

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    • City Park Co-Op

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      Watch how progress, development and architecture all converge into the perfect breeding ground for a queer village.

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      • El Mocambo

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        Toronto’s gritty and iconic El Mocambo, with it’s epic Rock & Roll history, was the perfect breeding ground for Vazaleen - artist Will Munroe’s influential queer rock parties.

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        • University of Toronto Homophile Association (UTHA)

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          Philosopher’s walk, the quads and grounds were all cruising areas for young queers who attended university in the 60s – a time of activism, the civil rights movement, and political organizing.…

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          • Community Homophile Association of Toronto (CHAT)

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            Housed in a former synagogue, CHAT was the hub of Toronto’s gay community in the early 1970s and a point of departure for Toronto’s first Pride March in 1972. An activist caucus, Toronto…

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            • The Letros

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              Toronto’s scandal hungry tabloid press, the likes of Tab and Hush, were obsessed with the drag balls at The Letros Tavern in the 1950’s. This attracted the attention of undercover investigators…

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              • The Church Street Mural Project: Kiss & Tell

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                Inspired by artist/activist collective Gran Fury’s “Kissing doesn’t kill” poster, Natalie Wood’s mural of kissing couple silhouettes embody book covers that resonate…

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                • The Continental Hotel

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                  In the early 1950’s the sensational tabloid press, such as Justice Weekly and Hush, reported on a lesbian invasion of Chinatown where butch broads and gorilla girls at the Continental Hotel…

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                  • Locative Media Exercise

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                    An assignment from 1st year. Directed by Minh Nguyen and Rosanna Lam

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                    • Patricia

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                      Patricia tells of the local butcher at Christmas. Rediscovering Springfield – Anita Bacic Video - filming and editing – David Pyefinch

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