July 21, 2016 Slideshows

Gays of future past 

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Photos and posters from Halifax's first generation of gay and lesbian activists.
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ROBIN METCALFE
Protesters outside the Legislature during the first Atlantic Gay Conference in 1977 (including Mary Ann Mancini, Debbie Pye, Brian Mombourquette, Bob Stout, Wendell Enman, David Ayotte, Tommy Burns, Robin Metcalfe and Bob O’Neill)
ROBIN METCALFE
Metcalfe and Jim MacSwain in the GAE days.
ROBIN METCALFE
A demonstration poster for the CBC protest on gay and lesbian censorship.
ROBIN METCALFE
A poster from the first Atlantic Gay Conference held in Halifax in 1977.
ROBIN METCALFE
ROBIN METCALFE
A schedule of weekly events taking place inside The Turret.
JIM DEYOUNG
Reg Giles hoists a FLAG (for the Fredericton Lesbian and Gays), circa 1981.
ROBIN METCALFE
Anne Fulton inside The Turret.
ROBIN METCALFE
Fulton, a founding member of the GAE, passed away in November, 2015.
JIM DEYOUNG
Chris Shepherd as Aretha Franklin.
PAUL LEDOUX
The Night They Raided Truxx play inside The Turret.
ROBIN METCALFE
Deborah Trask still has a copy of the original Turret lease.
JIM DEYOUNG
Jerry States, AKA Stephanie, performs inside The Turret.
ROBIN METCALFE
Mary Ann Mancini at the 1977 protest against CBC censorship.
ROBIN METCALFE
A replica of the "Tits and Lipstick" mural by artist Genevieve Flavelle.
Charles Dobie
Robin Metcalfe in 1976.
ROBIN METCALFE
The original "Tits and Lipstick" mural from 1977 that caused conflict inside the GAE.
ROBIN METCALFE
A look inside The Turret on a rare quiet night.
ROBIN METCALFE
Plans to renovate and revitalize 1588 Barrington Street are currently in the works.
JIM DEYOUNG
Chris Shepherd on the beach.
THE RAINBOW ENCYCLOPEDIA
One of The Turret’s many elaborate and glamorous shows, which included a buffet. Bottom row L to R: Emerald Gibson; Gary West; Bill MacKinnon (Miss Iris); Randy Kennedy; Tommy Burns (Sugar); George Ramsay; Tony (Kiki). Top Row L to R: Syritta; Joanne Smith; Kim Olford; JoAnne Bond; Tommy; Reg Giles; George and Tim Hare.
ANNE FULTON
Bob Stout and Ava Greenspun cleaning the spray paint (or trying to) off of Tits and Lipstick.
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ROBIN METCALFE
Protesters outside the Legislature during the first Atlantic Gay Conference in 1977 (including Mary Ann Mancini, Debbie Pye, Brian Mombourquette, Bob Stout, Wendell Enman, David Ayotte, Tommy Burns, Robin Metcalfe and Bob O’Neill)

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