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ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honours the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting educ...

News Releases

Connexions Archive seeks a new home
2009-11-18
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...

Sources Select Resources

Connexions Library: Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on gays, lesbians, bisexuals.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Connexions
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Lesbian and gay liberation in Canada: a selected annotated chronology, 1964-1975
McLeod, Donald W.
Article
1996
University of Toronto
This authoritative reference guide covers the first twelve years of the organized homophile/gay liberation movement in Canada, from 1964 (when the Association for Social Knowledge [ASK], Canada's firs...
Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1976–1981
Mcleod, Donald W.
Article
University of Toronto
This authoritative reference guide is a continuation of Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964–1975. It starts where the first volume left off, and highlights some...
LGBT: a Dissection
Thorstad, David
Article
2016
CounterPunch
"LGBT" is everywhere these days. But is it here to stay, or is it a passing fad? Where did it come from? Why was it promoted? By whom? And to what end? How did it acquire its seemingly endless variant...
LGBT history, Timeline of
Connexipedia Article
Article
The following is a timeline of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) related history.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
The roots of gay oppression
Carlin, Norah
Article
2007
International Socialism
Marxists, since Marx and Engels themselves, have always believed that only a socialist revolution could open the way to sexual freedom and equality. The history of same-sex relations suggests that the...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Sodomy law
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A sodomy law is a law that defines certain sexual acts as crimes. The precise sexual acts meant by the term sodomy are rarely spelled out in the law, but are typically understood by courts to include ...
Stonewall riots
Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New Yo...
Toronto's gay archive getting an upgrade
Renovations will make it more accessible
Smee, Michael
Article
2017
CBC News
Reporting on the renovations to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto, which will expand the archive and improve accessibility.

Sources Bookshelf

The Canadian War on Queers
Kinsman, Gary; Gentile, Patrizia
Book
2010
From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the Canadian state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in a series of so-called national security campaigns. This book traces this histor...
The First Stone: Homosexuality and the United Church
Riordon, Michael
Book
1990
A dramatic account of the tumultuous decade-long struggle in the United Church of Canada to balance faith, sexuality and human rights. Drawing on the church's history, and more than one hundred person...
Hidden from History
Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
Duberman, M.B.; Vicinus, M.; George, C. Jr. (eds)
Book
1989
Eessays analyzing the political, philosophical, and social history of homosexuality from the ancient world to the postwar era.
Out Our Way
Gay & Lesbian Life in Rural Canada
Riordon, Michael
Book
1996
Explores the richly varied life experience of gay and lesbian Canadians living in small towns and rural areas across the country. Travelling 27,000 km and recording more than 300 conversations, the au...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
An Unauthorized Biography of the World
Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...


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