Canada’s dark past persecuting the LGBT community

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  In the  1950’s and 1960’s the Royal Canadian Mounted Police created a vicious campaign to root out all gay men and women from their ranks and also  from the military and cvil service.  Faced with the reality of a lack of resources to conduct blanket surveillance on all suspects, they invented that device that … Continue reading



A Look Back at the Last of the Teddy Girls

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Before Ken Russell became the Oscar nominated director of such classic  movies such as  Women in Love, The Devils and The Who’s rock-opera Tommy,  he was a young photographer in the mid-fifties working for British newspapers and magazines such as Picture Post. For one of his assignments in 1955 he was commissioned to take photographs of a new … Continue reading




Scotland’s First Minister apologizes for gay convictions

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Scotland’s devolved government today (November 7) issued an apology to men that had previously been convicted of same-sex activity that is no longer illegal. It simultaneously passed new legislation that would allow them to clear their names and see such convictions wiped from criminal records. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the country’s parliament that it … Continue reading



MATT BELL talks about The Boys In The Band

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  Last week producer Ryan Murphy announced a star-studded Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band so queerguru talked to Matt Bell an Associate Professor at Bridgewater State University & Editor of a volume of Essays on the play The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series) published last year by Wayne … Continue reading



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