QUEER POLITICAL ORGANIZING

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These various forms of activism are evidence of past efforts to bring queer life into the public sphere in the name of increasing the rights and safety of queer people. These materials include a letter writing campaign card created by an organization called Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia (LGRNS), protest buttons calling out a homophobic local politician named Roxanne Skok, a collaged newspaper clipping depicting a theatrical protest referred to as "Gay Jeopardy", and a newsletter from a national organization, Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE), reporting human rights successes such as the first decision from Canada’s top court to hold that the exclusion of same-sex couples from the definition of common law spouses violated the Charter’s equality provisions. 

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Dear MLA Protest Card

Creator: Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia (LGRNS)

Date: Unknown

Original format: Printed card

Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia, MS-15-9, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax,

Nova Scotia, Canada.

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THANK YOU FOR NOT SKOKING Protest Pin
Creator: Unknown
Date: Unknown (1980s-1900s)
Original format: Protest pin
Thank You for Not Skoking Pride pin, Ross Boutillier Fonds, MS-15-9, Box 2, Folder 34, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"Gay Jeporady" Protest image
Creator: Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia (LGRNS)
Date: June 1st 1990
Original format: Newspaper clipping
Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia, MS-15-9, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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EGALE Press Release
Creator: Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE)

Date: Unknown (1980s-1900s)
Original format: Press release
EGALE newsletters, brochures, correspondence and biographical profiles of potential board members, Danny Chandler Fonds, MS-15-9, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.