RUMOURS POSTERS

Halifax Central Public Library 1st Floor Reading Lounge

5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS.

These posters, from the Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia (1988-1995), were produced for a variety of dances at the gay bar Rumours (1982-1995). Rumours, successor to the Turret (1976-1982) gay bar on Barrington Street, was home to the Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia (GALA) until their bankruptcy in 1995. While open, both the Turret and Rumours acted as community centers and the dances held within were the primary source of revenue for GALA. These documents provide a glimpse into queer social life in Halifax and the community centers that housed them. 

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Nocturne 2020 Documentation:

Rumours Posters 1 - 4

Rumours Posters

Creator: Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia

Dates: 1980s-1990s

Original format: Acetate posters

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia collection, MS-15-3, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

rumours1.jpg

Nocturne 2020 Documentation:

Rumours Posters 5 - 6

Rumours Posters

Creator: Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia

Dates: 1980s-1990s

Original format: Acetate posters

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia collection, MS-15-3, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.