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Events in Grand River Rainbow Communities


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1983

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1983, January * GLOW: GLOW News: January 1983, No. 2

The second issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Newsletter of Gay Liberation of Waterloo, January 1983, No. 2.” The issue contained a news item to the effect that on November 29, 1982, the city of San Francisco had recognized same-sex domestic partners of city employees as having the same status as married couples. The issue then included a listing of 13 important events that occurred in the gay community in Kitchener-Waterloo in the previous year, 1982. There was also a note about the GLOW Wednesday Coffeehouses and phoneline counselling, a listing of some coming events at GLOW and GOWLU, as well as information about the next GCDC dance in Toronto, a news note about a successful zap at a Bombshelter dance, a brief progress report on the revision of the GLOW constitution, a request for donation of books to the GLOW library to replace lost books, a book review, and an item about problems that CGRO was having. It concluded by listing the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Guelph Gay Equality.
[source: GLOW News, January 1983, No. 2.]

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1983, January 9 (Sunday) * Dance Committee Meeting (Kitchener-Waterloo)

“January 9 - Dance Committee meeting at 8:30 pm, 14 Pequegnat Avenue, Kitchener. Ideas and suggestions welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, January 1983, No. 2, p.3.]

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1983, January 12 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Ian Young Reads Poetry and Short Stories

“January 12 - Ian Young, a well-known Toronto writer, will give a reading of his poetry and short stories at the Wednesday night coffeehouse.”
[source: GLOW News, January 1983, No. 2, p.3.]

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1983, January 13 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University Shows La Cage aux Folles

“January 13 - Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University are showing ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at their regular coffeehouse.”
[source: GLOW News, January 1983, No. 2, p.3.]

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1983, January 14 (Friday) * Dance at Legion Hall in Kitchener

“January 14 - Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 50, 48 Ontario Street N., Kitchener. Tickets will be sold at the door, $2 for members of the Gay Media Collective, GLOW, LOOK, and Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University and $3 for others.”
[source: GLOW News, January 1983, No. 2, p.3.]

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1983, January 19 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Coffeehouse & Hassle-Free Clinic (Toronto) On STDs

“January 19 - Two staff members from Hassle-Free Clinic in Toronto will give a talk on sexually-transmitted diseases, including the AID Syndrome, at the Wednesday night coffeehouse.”
[source: GLOW News, January 1983, No. 2, p.3.]

Wednesday, Jan. 19 ... GLOW Coffeehouse — two staff members of Toronto's Hassle Free Clinic will talk about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually-transmitted diseases, and other gay health issues. 8:30 p.m. in CC 110. For more information call ###-#### [the GLOW telephone number].”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.23, 1983, January 14 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.2.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLOW | meetings]

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1983, January 26 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Visit By the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

On p.1 of GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, an article entitled “The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Political Habits” described the January 26 visit to the GLOW Coffeehouse by an order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. “The Sisters are part of an international order that aims to replace guilt and secrecy about human sexuality with pride, open-ness and humour. The Toronto Order was formed in late 1978. Sister Intelligentsia provided us with a brief history of the Order, leaving the floor open to questions. A long and fascinating discussion ensued, covering everything from genderfuck to witchcraft to relations with feminists.” Sister Appasionata von Tasteless indicated that their message was “A strong statement against the butch style so prevalent in the gay male community.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.1.]

Wednesday, Jan. 26 ... Gay Liberation of Waterloo Coffeehouse — Come on out and make some new friends. Tonight we'll have some ‘saintly’ visitors, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of male nuns from Toronto, who will appear to give their blessing. CC 110, 8:30 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [the GLOW telephone number].”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.24, 1983, January 21 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.2.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLOW | meetings]

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1983, February * GLOW: GLOW News: February 1983, Volume 1, No. 3

The third issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, February 1983, Volume 1 No. 3.” The issue contained a report on the January 26 visit to the GLOW Coffeehouse by an order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The issue continued with a progress report on the talks on the GLOW constitution, a note about the next GCDC dance in Toronto, a brief description of the film Track II that GLOW intended to screen on February 11, a book review, a listing of some upcoming community events and a note about the GLOW Wednesday Coffeehouses and phoneline counselling. It concluded by listing the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Guelph Gay Equality.
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3.]

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1983, February 2 (Wednesday) * GLOW: General Meeting about GLOW Business

“February 2 - General meeting at coffeehouse to discuss GLOW business, 8:30 to 9:30 pm. We will be assessing our past activities, our plans and coming events for the future. Drop in and bring your suggestions for improving GLOW.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.4.]

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1983, February 11 (Friday) * GLOW: Screening of Track II

“February 11 - GLOW presents Track II, a film about the background and events leading up to the 1981 municipal elections and the bath raids in Toronto. The film will be shown at 7:00 pm in room 2083 of the Psychology building (PAS) with a panel discussion following. Admission: $2.50 for members, $3.50 for others.”
[source: GLOW News, January 1983, No. 2, p.3.]

Friday, Feb. 11 ... FilmTrack Two — A documentary on the bath-house raids in Toronto. Speakers following. Sponsored by GLOW, Integrated Studies and WPIRG. PAS 2083, 7 p.m.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.27, 1983, February 11 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.2.]

On p.3 of the Imprint, Vol.5, No.27, 1983, February 11 (Friday), there was an article by Greg Meadows entitled “‘Track II’ a strong film concerning civil liberty”, describing the film to be screened that evening. The article began as follows. “On the night of February 5th, 1981, the largest mass arrest since the imposition of the War Measures Act was underway in Toronto. 304 men were arrested — violence, abuse and threats were used in the raid of four bath-houses by the Metropolitan Toronto Police. The following evening, 3,000 angry men and women filled Yonge Street in a mass protest against the raids, threatening to storm Queen's Park if their demands were not met. The bath-house raids and their fallout were the impetus for the film Track II, a feature-length documentary based on the development of Toronto's gay community from the late 1970's to the early 1980's. Track two is the police code name for the area bounded by Yonge, Bay, Charles, and Dundas Streets in Toronto, the heart of the visible gay community. The film is a record of that community through its own eyes.” The article described the politicization that resulted from the raids and the subsequent work by Harry Sutherland (director), Jack Lemmon (producer), and Gordon Keith (editor) to create this film, noting that the film “was released in June, 1982 at the Bloor Street Cinema in Toronto.” The article noted that the film not only presented a picture of gay life in Toronto, but also gave “the bottom line on the development of a large and disaffected minority: an emerging sense of a political community. As a comment on minority/police relations, it deserves the attention of all those concerned with civil liberties in Canada.” After noting that the soundtrack featured a song (Endless Night) by Carole Pope and Kevin Staples, the author provided the following information about the panel. “On a panel following the film, producer Jack Lemmon will give some background on the film and answer any questions. Ken Popert, of the Toronto gay newspaper The Body Politic, will provide a political analysis of minority/police relations.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.27, 1983, February 11 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.3.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLOW | meetings]

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1983, February 13 (Sunday) * Kitchener-Waterloo Dance Committee Meeting

“February 13 - Dance Committee meeting at 14 Pequegnat Avenue, Kitchener. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.4.]

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1983, February 15 (Tuesday) * GLOW Constitution Meeting

“February 15 - Constitution meeting for GLOW, 120 Albert Street, Waterloo, beginning at 7:30 pm. All GLOW members are welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.4.]

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1983, February 17 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Rev. Frerichs on Christianity and Homosexuality

“February 17 - Rev. Frerichs, United Church minister, chaplain at the University of Toronto will be guest speaker on the topic of Christianity and Homosexuality at the Gays of Wilfrid Laurier coffeehouse.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.4.]

Thursday, Feb. 17 ... Gays of WLU weekly coffeehouse is in room 4-301, Central Teaching Bldg., WLU, 8 to 11 p.m.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.27, 1983, February 11 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.2.]

[categories: campus groups | WLU groups | Gays of WLU | meetings]

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1983, February 18 (Friday) * Dance at Legion Hall, Kitchener

“February 18 - Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2nd floor, Branch 50, 48 Ontario St. N., Kitchener, starting at 9:00 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door, $2 for members of the K-W Gay Media Collective, GLOW, LOOK and Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University and $3 for others.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.4.]

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1983, February 18 (Friday) - 20 (Sunday) * University of Guelph: Dialogue on Homophobia

“February 8, 19 & 20 - Dialogue on Homophobia conference at the University of Guelph, sponsored by Guelph Gay Equality and the Guelph Gay-Non Gay Coalition. The conference will be made up of both gay and non-gay participants. Homophobia (irrational fear and hatred of homosexuals and homosexuality) will be analyzed and examined in detail. Call the Guelph Gayline, ###-#### for details.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.4.]

The front cover of the conference brochure reads: “Dialogue on Homophobia. A conference challenging the fears which aleinate Gay and Non-Gay people. February 18, 19, & 20, 1983. Level 4, University Centre, University of Guelph. Sponsored by The Gay / Non-Gay Coalition. With the support of: Ontario Public Interest Research Group/Guelph, Guelph Gay Equality, Central Student Association, Women's Issues Collective.”
[source: brochure for Dialogue on Homophobia Conference, February 18-20, 1983, University of Guelph.]

Friday evening (February 18) was billed as: a Beer & Pizza Films Evening, featuring a “selection of short films dealing with gay lifestyles and issues.” Saturday (February 19) had a panel discussion entitled “Identifying Homophobia,” a talk on “Decoding the Gay Mystique,” a role-playing session called “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” and a group discussion on “Power & Privilege”. In late afternoon, participants had a choice of the following workshops: Lesbianism & Feminism, Gays in Non-Gay Movements, Gays in the Family Structure, and Confronting Personal Fear. In the evening the Pink Triangle Dance was held. Sunday (February 20) offered a choice of workshops on: Strengthening the Gay Community, Supporting Gays, and Overcoming Homophobia.
[source: brochure for Dialogue on Homophobia Conference, February 18-20, 1983, University of Guelph.]

In GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, Paul Barton offered his reflections on his experiences at the Saturday (February 19) sessions. His article was titled “A Number of firsts...” The opening paragraph stated: “The Homophobia Conference in Guelph on the weekend of February 18 represents a number of firsts to me. Number 1: This was the first time that I, as a gay person, sat among a mixed group of gay and straight people feeling that I was among friends. Number 2: This was the first time that I had been present at a discussion between gays and straights that the gays were not spending nearly 100% of their time defending their very right to exist. Number 3: This is the first time I have experienced a mutual exchange of power roles and privilege positions between gays and straights such that straights could get a taste of homophobic oppression.” In speaking about the purpose of the Homophobia Conference he says “Simply making more people think about it and be aware of the problem is one way of fighting it. Bringing people together as friends in a learning situation can foster a lot of understanding.” He speaks specifically of the role reversal exercises and of the workhop that he chose later in the day, “Gays in the Family Structure.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, pp.3-4.]

In GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, Greg Meadows offered his reflections on his experiences at the Saturday (February 19) and Sunday (February 20) sessions. His article was titled “A New Beginning...” The opening two paragraphs stated: “The Guelph Conference on homophobia was one of the most stimulating and educational events I have ever attended. I learnt a great deal in the few hours I spent that weekend at the workshops and panel discussions. On Saturday workshops discussed the moral, social and political harm created by homophobia. No attempt was made in a formal sense to pin down exactly what homophobia means. Rather, through the process of dialogue between gays and straights, through lectures and role-plays the feeling and temper of homophobia was tentatively mapped out.” He wrote specifically about the talk by Barry Adams that “traced the economic conditions that allowed for the development of the gay community from the period of the Renaissance to the present day”, and contrasted it with later sessions that used role-playing and discussed power and privilege using the language of radical feminism. In describing the Saturday evening dance, he said: “For the first time that I can remember, gays and straights got together in a social setting and both were able to be themselves.” He described the Sunday workshops by saying that they “revolved around the search for concrete, practical ways of fighting homophobia.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, pp.3-4.]

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1983, February 18 (Friday) and 19 (Saturday) * Kitchener-Waterloo Record: Articles on AIDS

GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, pp.1-2 reported on some articles that the Kitchener-Waterloo Record had run on AIDS. The report in GLOW News was headed “‘Gay Plague’ Controversy Reaches Kitchener”, and began with the following paragraph: “On February 18 and 19 the Kitchener-Waterloo Record ran a series on the so-called ‘Gay Plague’, or AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The AIDS controversy has been an ongoing concern in the larger gay communities of North America for about two years.” The report in GLOW News then summarizes what was known about AIDS at the time. It goes on to say: “Last October, a gay man from Waterloo died of AIDS in a Hamilton hospital. In early December, a friend of his contacted GLOW and asked if we could provide him with information and gay positive support. It was decided to invite two staff members from Hassle-free clinic in Toronto to our weekly meeting. They left us with an information sheet and additional material about AIDS which you may get from the GLOW office. It should be noted, however, that local and national health officials do not see AIDS as a major health problem in this area. According to the Record, Gordon Jessamine of the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control in Ottawa believes that ‘the chance of anyone in K-W getting AIDS (due to the Waterloo case) is quite small.’” The article in GLOW News goes on the say: “Locally, there seems to be a consensus in the community that the Record's illustrations and headlines on the issue were irresponsible and sensationalistic.” After pointing out why this is so, the report concludes with the following paragraph: “In any case, if you are a gay man considering changing your lifestyle on account of the AIDS controversy or other health problems, you owe it to yourself to get the information you need to make an informed choice.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, pp.1-2.]

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1983, February 19 (Saturday) * Guelph Gay Equality & GLOW: Pink Triangle Dance

“February 19 - Pink Triangle Dance at Peter Clark Hall, University Centre, University of Guelph, 8:00 pm to 1:30 am, in support of the Southwestern Region of the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario. Tickets are $3 in advance from GLOW or Guelph Gay Equality or at the door, $4.”
[source: GLOW News, February 1983, No. 3, p.4.]

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1983, February 24 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse

Thursday, Feb. 24 ... Gay Coffeehouse at WLU. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Room 4-301, Central Teaching Building.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.28, 1983, February 18 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.2.]
[categories: campus groups | WLU groups | Gays of WLU | meetings]

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1983, March * GLOW: GLOW News: March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4

The fourth issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, March 1983, Volume 1 No. 4.” The issue contained a report and commentary on the sensationalist series that the Kitchener-Waterloo Record ran on February 18 and 19 about AIDS. This issue of GLOW News also included a listing of some upcoming community events, an announcement about the International Women's Day Festivities to be held on March 5 in Victoria Park, Kitchener,a note about the next GCDC dance in Toronto, a detailed report on the “Dialogue on Homophobia” conference held in Guelph, February 18-20, and a note about the GLOW Wednesday Coffeehouses and phoneline counselling.
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4.]

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1983, March 2 (Wednesday) * GLOW: General Meeting

“March 2 - General meeting of GLOW, 8:30-9:30 pm at the coffeehouse. We will be discussing matters of interest to all members. Come down and contribute!”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, p.2.]

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1983, March 3 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse

Thursday, March 3 ... Gay Coffeehouse at WLU. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Room 4-301 of Central Teaching.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.29, 1983, February 25 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.2.]
[categories: campus groups | WLU groups | Gays of WLU | meetings]

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1983, March 5 (Saturday) * International Women's Day: Victoria Park, Kitchener

“March 5 - International Women's Day. see notice opposite.” The notice being referred to is a considerably reduced reproduction of a poster, which indicated, among other things, that the festivites were to be based at the Victoria Park Pavillion, and that it would begin with a March at noon proceeding from Kitchener Collegiate Institute, along King Street to Speaker's Corner, and then dispersing to the Victoria Park Pavillion. The poster advertised a feminist film festival to begin at 2 pm (6 films for 3 dollars), and later at 8 pm a Cabaret & Dance. “All this day's events are open to women, children and men.” The poster closed by advertising an All-Women's Party to be held three days later on Tuesday, March 8.
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, p.2.]

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1983, March 6 (Sunday) * Kitchener-Waterloo Dance Committee

“March 6 - Dance Committee meeting at 8:00 pm. Location to be announced. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, p.2.]

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1983, March 7 (Monday) - March 11 (Friday) * Women's Week at UW

“March 7-11 - Women's Week at UW. A variety of films, speakers and discussions. Contact the Women's Centre in the Campus Centre for information.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, p.2.]

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1983, March 11 (Friday) * Kitchener-Waterloo Dance Committee: Dance at Kitchener Legion

“March 11 - Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2nd floor, Branch 50, 48 Ontario St. N., Kitchener, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Tickets will be sold at the door, $2 for members of the K-W Gay Media Collective, GLOW, LOOK and Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University and $3.50 for others.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, p.2.]

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1983, March 19 (Saturday)* Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Spring Equinox Dance

“Spring Equinox Dance sponsored by LOOK at the Flamingo Hideout, 265 King Street East, 8:00 pm - 3:00 am. Advance tickets available from Barb at ###-####, or at the door. $3 for members and $4 for non-members. Non-licensed event. All women welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, p.2.]

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1983, March 23 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Gay Fathers of Toronto Visit

“March 23 - Gay Fathers of Toronto will be at the Wednesday coffeehouse to give a talk on their experiences and their function as a group. Discussion period open to questions will follow.”
[source: GLOW News, March 1983, Volume 1, No. 4, p.2.]

Wednesday, March 23 ... GLOW coffeehouse CC 110, 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.5, No.32, 1983, March 18 (Friday), “Campus Events,” p.2.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLOW | meetings]

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1983, April * GLOW: GLOW News: April 1983, Volume 1, No. 5

The fifth issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, April 1983, Volume 1 No. 5.” The issue contained a report that the Kitchener-Waterloo Dance Committee, in trying to book the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Kitchener for a dance to be held April 8, were told that they would no longer be allowed to hold dances there, because of a complaint that a poster had been left in the women's washroom advertising an event for the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener. Since there was no legal recourse against this sort of discrimination at that time, the Dance Committee decided to book the Studio at the Centre in the Square, Kitchener for future dances. The author, Greg Meadows, concluded with the exasperated comment: “Since the Centre is a liberal institution, we might expect a much more sophisticated, refined explanation as to why we are unsuitable rentals if they want to drop us in the future.” There was also a report that the GLOW office had received a telephone complaint about the refusal by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record to run a companion's advertisement that included the word “gay”. The author, Paul Barton, noted that although there was, once again, no legal recourse against this sort of discrimination, people could make their feelings about this made known to the K-W Record by writing letters-to-the-editor, etc. This issue of GLOW News also included a listing of some upcoming community events, and a reproduction of a hand-written flyer by the Half & Half Bar which evidently tried to fill the void on April 8 left by the cancelled dance. This was followed by a note about the GLOW Wednesday Coffeehouses and phoneline counselling, and a listing of the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Guelph Gay Equality. The issue concluded by presenting a “Proposed Draft of Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo Constitution - 1983” [as it happened, the name change was not to occur for a couple more years], and a lengthy book review.
[source: GLOW News, April 1983, Volume 1, No. 5.]

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1983, April 6 (Wednesday) * GLOW: General Meeting on Constitution, Etc.

“April 6 - General Meeting of GLOW to vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution and to discuss club business. 8:30 to 9:30 pm in Room 110, the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. (See draft of Constitution in this newsletter.)”
[source: GLOW News, April 1983, Volume 1, No. 5, p.2.]

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1983, April 8 (Friday) * GLOW: NO DANCE at Royal Canadian Legion, Kitchener

“April 8 - NO DANCE at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 50, Kitchener.”
[source: GLOW News, April 1983, Volume 1, No. 5, p.2.]

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1983, April 13 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Phoneline Manual Meeting

“April 13 - Phoneline volunteer meeting to discuss policies and ideas for the planned phoneline manual, 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the coffeehouse” [i.e. directly preceding the Coffeehouse].
[source: GLOW News, April 1983, Volume 1, No. 5, p.2.]

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1983, April 23 (Saturday) * K-W Lesbian & Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio, Kitchener

“April 23 - Dance at the Studio, Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, 9:30 pm to 2 am. Just follow the signs. Tickets available at the door, $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members. Call GLOW for confirmation.”
[source: GLOW News, April 1983, Volume 1, No. 5, p.2.]

“Centre Dance. About 200 lesbians and gay men showed up for a dance on Saturday, April 23 sponsored by the K-W Lesbian & Gay Dance Committee. The Committee is made of the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, the K-W Gay Media Collective and Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University. Responsibility for the dances and proceeds from them are divided equally among the groups. Most of those attended enjoyed both the space and the music provided. We hope to see you at the next one on May 13!”
[source: GLOW News, May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6, p.6.]

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1983, April 28 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse

“April 28 - Last coffeehouse until the fall for Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University. Room 4-301, the History Lounge, Central Teaching Building, Wilfrid Laurier University, 8 pm to 11 pm. All are welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, April 1983, Volume 1, No. 5, p.2.]

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1983, May * GLOW: GLOW News: May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6

The sixth issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, May 1983, Volume 1 No. 6.” The issue contained a report on an April 20th bath house raid in Toronto, including comments by Dennis Findlay (active in WUGLM in the early 1970s) of the Right to Privacy Committee (RTPC) in Toronto. The issue also had an update on meetings to revise GLOW's phone line manual, a report on recent developments in CGRO (Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario), a listing of upcoming events, a book review, a GLOW membership form, an advertisement for the May 13 dance to be held at the Studio at the Centre in the Square, a report on the April 23 dance held at the Studio, some remarks about a planned Kitchener-Waterloo Record article on the gay community that never made it to print, and a note about the GLOW Wednesday Coffeehouses and phoneline counselling. This was followed by a listing of the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Guelph Gay Equality.
[source: GLOW News, May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6.]

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1983, May 4 (Wednesday) * GLOW: General Meeting

“May 4 - General Meeting of GLOW to discuss club business and our plans for the summer. All GLOW members are welcome. 8:30 to 9:30 at the Coffeehouse.”
[source: GLOW News, May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6, p.3.]

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1983, May 11 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Phone Line Manual Meeting

“May 11 - Phone line volunteer meeting to discuss ideas and policies for the planned phone line manual, 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Coffeehouse.”
[source: GLOW News, May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6, p.3.]

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1983, May 11 (Wednesday) * K-W Lesbian & Gay Dance Committee

“Meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee immediately following” [that is, immediately following the GLOW Coffeehouse (which was to end around 8:30 pm)].
[source: GLOW News, May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6, p.3.]

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1983, May 13 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian & Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio

“Dance at the Studio, Centre in the Square, Kitchener, 9:30 pm to 2 am. Enter off Ellen Street. Out-of-towners - just follow the signs. Admission at the door, $1.50 for members and $2.50 for non-members, $1 for everyone from 1:00 to 1:30 am.”
[source: GLOW News, May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6, p.3.]

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1983, May 27 (Friday) * Guelph Gay Equality: Dance

“May 27 - Dance sponsored by Guelph Gay Equality in the United Electrical Workers' Hall, 611 Silvercreek Pkwy., Guelph, 9 pm to 1 am.”
[source: GLOW News, May 1983, Volume 1, No. 6, p.3.]

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1983, June * GLOW: GLOW News: June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7

The seventh issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, June 1983, Volume 1 No. 7.” The issue contained a report on the May 11 failure of Svend Robinson's amendment to the Canadian Human Rights Act to include sexual orientation on the list of prohibited categories of discrimination; the report believed that it would be some time before such a bill could be passed in the House of Commons. There was also an article on the controversy surrounding a proposal by Tom Allison (President, Federation of Students) to move GLOW from its current office to a smaller one. There was a note indicating that the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener (LOOK) had joined the Gay Community Dance Committee (GCDC) in Toronto. The issue also had a listing of the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, Guelph Gay Equality, and a service entitled “Gay? Got a problem drinking?”. There was a brief article describing an “introduction service for lesbians and gay men” that had been opened in Kitchener-Waterloo (monthly fees of $45.00), an appeal from the Unemployed Worker's Centre in Kitchener to gay writers and artists to submit material relating to their experiences with unemployment, an ad for the service entitled “Gay. Got a problem drinking?”, an ad for Lesbian & Gay Pride Day '83 in Toronto (June 26), an ad for a GCDC dance in Toronto the day before (June 25), an ad for the June 10 dance in the Studio in Kitchener, and a listing of upcoming events.
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7.]

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1983, June 7 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“June 7 - Gay News & Views radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM, 94.5 FM or 105.7 cable. Gay News & Views now features Intergay from 7:00 to 7:30, an information service carrying news from gay communities all across North America.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 8 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“June 8 - GLOW Coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre. A regular social event with occasional organized discussions.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 9 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“June 9 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme , 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM. Members of the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener present a programme of womyn's music and news of interest to the lesbian community.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 10 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio

“June 10 - Dance sponsored by the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee at the Studio, Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, 9:30 pm to 2:00 am. Tickets will be sold at the door, $1.50 for members and $2.50 for non-members; $1 for everyone from 1:00 to 1:30 am. Have a good time and support your local community! Out-of-towners - just follow the signs to the Centre in the Square.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 14 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“June 14 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 15 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“June 15 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 16 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“June 16 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 17 (Friday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: General Meeting

“June 17 - LOOK General Meeting, call ###-#### or ###-#### for details of time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 21 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“June 21 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 22 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“June 22 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 23 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“June 23 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 24 (Friday) * Guelph Gay Equality: Dance

“June 24 - Dance sponsored by Guelph Gay Equality at the Old Schoolhouse, 611 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 28 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“June 28 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 29 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“June 29 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, June 30 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“June 30 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, June 1983, Volume 1, No. 7, p.8.]

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1983, July * GLOW: GLOW News: July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8

The eighth issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, July 1983, Volume 1 No. 8.” The issue contained a report on the medical and poitical aspects of the AIDS crisis; it also listed the following AIDS resources: AIDS Committee of Toronto (c/o Hassle-free Clinic), Gay Men's Health Crisis Inc. (New York City) and the Canadian Gay Archives. The issue also had a listing of the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, Guelph Gay Equality, and a service entitled “Gay? Got a problem drinking?Joe Szalai contributed an article describing the Intergay half hour weekly news report covering the United States, and various cities including Toronto. He also had a report about Pink Ink (a new Canadian lesbian/gay magazine) which was aiming for equal involvement of of men and women in all aspects of the magazine, and also to be less Toronto-centric. Greg Meadows wrote a report on Lesbian & Gay Pride Day held in Toronto (June 26), in which he included the following words: “Right now it seems ridiculous to talk about a public Lesbian and Gay Pride Day in Kitchener-Waterloo. But it probably seemed just as ridiculous ten years ago in Toronto. If Toronto and other larger centres have shown us anything, it is simply that the coming out of our community is a steady, thorough-going process that makes the impossible thinkable.” There was an opinion piece by Joe Szalai in a column entitled Soundoff about image problems, an ad giving the dates for dances at the Studio in Kitchener for the remainder of 1983, a report that the Sarnia Observer had been “severely criticized by the Ontario Press Council on June 30 for an anti-gay editorial relating to discrimination against gays in the armed forces,” an ad for a GCDC dance in Toronto, an ad for the service entitled “Gay. Got a problem drinking?”, and a listing of upcoming events.
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8.]

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1983, July 5 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“June 5 - Gay News & Views radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM, 94.5 FM or 105.7 cable. Gay News & Views now features Intergay from 7:00 to 7:30, an information service carrying news from gay communities all across North America.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 6 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“June 6 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. A regular social event - non-alcoholic, non-smoke-filled.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 7 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Coffeehouse

“July 7 - LOOK coffeehouse for womyn. Call ###-#### or ###-#### for information on time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 7 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“July 7 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme , 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM. Members of the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener present womyn's music and news of interest to the lesbian community.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 12 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“July 12 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 13 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“July 13 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 14 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“July 14 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 15 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio

“July 15 - Dance sponsored by the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee at the Studio, Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, 9:30 pm to 2:00 am. Tickets will be sold at the door, $1.50 for members and $2.50 for non-members; free admission until 10:30 pm! Door prizes, new D.J. Out-of-towners - just follow the signs to the Centre.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 15 (Friday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: General Meeting

“July 15 - LOOK General Meeting. Call ###-#### or ###-#### for details of time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 19 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“July 19 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 20 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“July 20 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 21 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“July 21 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 23 (Saturday) * CGRO: Anti-Discrimination By-Law Workshop, Guelph

“July 23 - 'How to Get Anti-Discrimination By-Laws in Every City in Ontario.' A workshop, part of a two-day Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario meeting in Guelph. Billeting, daycare available by advance request. Info: (###) ###-####.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 26 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“July 26 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 27 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“July 27 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 28 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“July 28 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, July 29 (Friday) * Guelph Gay Equality: Dance

“July 29 - Dance sponsored by Guelph Gay Equality at the Old Schoolhouse, 611 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.8.]

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1983, August * GLOW: GLOW News: August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9

The ninth issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, August 1983, Volume 1 No. 9.” The issue contained a report that the “Toronto Women's Bookstore at 85 Harbord Street was gutted in an attempt to set fire to Dr. Henry Morgentaler's abortion clinic.” There was an article indicating that “GLOW and other concerned groups will be approaching Waterloo city council on August 29 to ask for a policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as regards city services, facilities and employment practices.” The article went on to recount in detail what had happened in a similar attempt with Kitchener city council the previous year. The article points out that “Only the federal or provincial goverments have the power to prohibit discrimination in all public and private affairs in society.” There was a report that GLOW would remain in its current office, and not be moved to a smaller office as Tom Allison (Federation of Students President) had formerly wished. There was an ad for the next GCDC dance in Toronto and also a listing of the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, Guelph Gay Equality, and a service entitled “Gay? Got a problem drinking?” There was a lengthy interview about gay life and politics in Kitchener-Waterloo with Joe Berbec, a young student who had been active in the gay community locally for several months. There was an ad for the service entitled “Gay. Got a problem drinking?”, an ad for Hysteria (a women's magazine published in Kitchener), an opinion piece by Lesley Turner in a column entitled Soundoff about the stigma of being a single woman in a couple-oriented community, a listing of upcoming events, and a notice announcing that Gay News & Views would be celebrating its 5th anniversary on August 5.
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9.]

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1983, August 2 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“August 2 - Gay News & Views radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM, 94.5 FM or 105.7 cable. Gay News & Views now features Intergay from 7:00 to 7:30, an information service carrying news from gay communities all across North America.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 3 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“August 3 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. A regular social event - non-alcoholic, non-smoke-filled.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 4 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Coffeehouse

“August 4 - LOOK coffeehouse for womyn. Call ###-#### or ###-#### for information on time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 4 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“August 4 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme , 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM. Members of the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener present womyn's music and news of interest to the lesbian community.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 5 (Friday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Dance at the Studio

“August 5 - Dance sponsored by the K-W Gay Media Collective at the Studio, Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, 9:30 pm to 2:00 am. Tickets will be sold at the door, $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members. Come out and support your community! Out-of-towners - just follow the signs to the Centre.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

GLOW News: July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6 gives the sponsor as: K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee.
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

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1983, August 9 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“August 9 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 10 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“August 10 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 11 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“August 11 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 16 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“August 16 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 17 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“August 17 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 18 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“August 18 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 19 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio

“August 19 - Dance sponsored by the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee at the Studio, Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, 9:30 pm to 11:00 am [evidently a misprint]. Tickets will be sold at the door, $1.50 for members and $2.50 for non-members. Follow the signs to the Centre.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

According to an anouncement on p.6 of GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee planned a dance at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, on August 19, 1983. “All dances are from 9:30pm 'till 2. $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

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1983, August 19 (Friday) * Guelph Gay Equality: Dance

“August 19 - Dance sponsored by Guelph Gay Equality at the Old Schoolhouse, 611 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 23 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“August 23 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 24 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“August 24 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 25 (Thursday) * Leaping Lesbians Radio

“August 25 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.11.]

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1983, August 26 (Friday) * A Hard Times Dance, Kitchener

“August 26 - ‘A Hard Times Dance’ for gay-positive people, 7:00 pm to 3:00 am at Victoria Park pavilion, Kitchener. Tickets available in advance for $3.00 or at the door for $4.00. For tickets call ###-#### or ###-####. D.J., buffet and cash bar. Help support a struggling new band to buy equipment!”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.12.]

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1983, August 29 (Monday) * Waterloo City Council: Presentation on Anti-Discrimination Proposal

“August 29 - Presentation to Waterloo city council by GLOW and other concerned groups on a proposal to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Plan to be there if you are concerned about the right of all citizens to equal access to city employment, services and facilities. Call ###-#### from 7-10 pm weekdays for more information.”
[source: GLOW News: August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.12.]

A report by Paul Barton on pp.1-2 of GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10 described the reception by Waterloo City Council on August 29 of a request by five groups (the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, the Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Guelph Gay Equality, GLOW and the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario) for “a written policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the provision of city employment, services and facilities.” Waterloo City Council voted to defer “making any decision about the policy until city staff has had a chance to gather more information on what other municipalities have done.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, pp.1-2.]

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1983, August 30 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“August 30 - Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.12.]

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1983, August 31 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“August 31 - GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.12.]

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1983, September * GLOW: GLOW News: September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10

The tenth issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, September 1983, Volume 1 No. 10. Sexual Orientation Issue” The issue began with a report by Paul Barton on the initial deferment on 1983, August 29 by Waterloo City Council of a request by five groups (the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, the Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Guelph Gay Equality, GLOW and the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario) for “a written policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the provision of city employment, services and facilities.” There was a note by the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee that, because of poor attendance at the previous two dances at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, they had suspended further dance plans for the immediate future. There was a two-part article entitled “Herstory of a Lesbian Radio Show,” in which Moe Lyons and Sibyl Frei separately gave their personal reflections on the development of the Leaping Lesbians radio show. In an article entitled “Gays of WLU,” Ralph Johnston, one of the central figures in the group, gave a review of the startup of Gays of WLU, evidently sometime in early 1982 through its official recognition as a campus club in the summer of 1982, to its activities over the following year. There was a short note about a person who was going to be doing community service at GLOW for several months. There were ads for the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario, the American Hotel, the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, the American Diner, the service known as “gay got a drinking problem?”, Full Circle Natural Foods, Hysteria magazine (a women's magazine published in Kitchener), and a “No Name Dance” in Toronto (sponsored by the Gay Community Dance Committee). There was a news report of “increased violence against gay men in Victoria Park” and an appeal for assistance by the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. There was also a report that well-known black lesbian-feminist author Audre Lorde was booed when she spoke on behalf of the lesbian and gay community at the August 27 march on Washington entitled “Job, Peace and Freedom.” In a column entitled Soundoff there was an opinion piece by a straight fellow, Todd Schneider, about how sleeping overnight in a roomette at a gay bathhouse in Toronto was a “safe, sanitary, inexpensive alternative to the Y and the hostel”. There was an announcement and description by Mary Spies of a mixed-media lecture/discussion to be given by Alix Dobkin (September 21) on “Women-Hating, Racism and Violence” in contemporary music. Finally there was a listing of upcoming community events, and a listing of the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, Guelph Gay Equality, and a service entitled “Gay? Got a problem drinking?
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10.]

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1983, September 1 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Coffeehouse

“September 1 - LOOK coffeehouse for womyn. Call ###-#### or ###-#### for information on time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.12.]

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1983, September 1 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

“September 1 - Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9, p.12.]

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1983, September 2 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio: Planned, But Later Cancelled

According to an anouncement on p.6 of GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee planned a dance at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, on September 2, 1983. “All dances are from 9:30pm 'till 2. $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

According to a note on p.2 of GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, “the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee will no longer be holding dances at the Studio, Centre in the Square, Kitchener. The last two dances lost money to the Dance Committee because of sparse attendance.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.2.]

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1983, September 6 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views

“6. Gay News & Views radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM, 94.5 FM or 105.7 on cable in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Stratford area. Gay News & Views now features Intergay from 7:00 to 7:30, an information service carrying news from gay communities all across North America. Intergay has up-to-the-minute coverage of the AIDS crisis.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 7 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Coffeehouse

“7. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. A regular social event - non-alcoholic, non-smoke-filled. A new school year has started. Come out and meet your friends.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 8 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Coffeehouse

“8. LOOK coffeehouse. Call ###-#### for information on time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 8 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

8. “Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM, 94.5 FM or 105.7 on cable in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Stratford area. Members of the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener present womyn's music and news of interest to the lesbian community.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 13 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views

“13. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 14 (Wednesday) * GLOW: Coffeehouse

“14. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. A new school year has started. Come out and meet your friends. All welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 15 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

“15. Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 16 (Friday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: General Meeting

“16. LOOK General Meeting. Call ###-#### for time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 16 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio: Planned, But Later Cancelled

According to an anouncement on p.6 of GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee planned a dance at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, on September 16, 1983. “All dances are from 9:30pm 'till 2. $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

According to a note on p.2 of GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, “the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee will no longer be holding dances at the Studio, Centre in the Square, Kitchener. The last two dances lost money to the Dance Committee because of sparse attendance.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.2.]

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1983, September 20 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views

“20. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.15.]

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1983, September 21 (Wednesday) * Alix Dobkin: Women-Hating, Racism and Violence in Contemporary Music

“21. A multi-media discussion with Alix Dobkin, feminist songwriter, singer and activist. 7 pm, Biology 1, Room 271, University of Waterloo. Free admission.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.11 & p.15.]

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1983, September 21 (Wednesday) * GLOW : Coffeehouse & Dennis Findlay of the Right to Privacy Committee (Toronto)

21. “GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. Dennis Findlay the Right to Privacy Committee will be available to answer questions about the Committee and its role in the gay community in Toronto.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, September 22 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

“22. Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, September 27 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“27. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, September 28 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“28. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm, Room 110 of the Campus Centre” [University of Waterloo].
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, September 29 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

“29. Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, September 30 (Friday) * Guelph Gay Equality: Dance

“30. Dance sponsored by Guelph Gay Equality at the Old Schoolhouse, 611 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, October * GLOW: GLOW News: October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11

The eleventh (and evidently final) issue of GLOW News had the header: “GLOW News, Kitchener-Waterloo, October 1983.” The masthead on p.3 has the header “GLOW News, Gay Liberation of Waterloo, No. 11, Volume 1.” This issue was comprised of 12 pages. The issue began with a report entitled “Waterloo Council NO” which began “On Monday, October 3, Waterloo city council voted unanimously to reject a request for a written policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.” The report indicated that this vote was based on a recommendation by Terry Hallman, Purchasing and Personnel Director, who indicated that no problem existed so no policy was needed. Greg Meadows commented at the council and condemned Council's response to local media afterwards. There was a note about the second annual CGRO Bike-a-thon (held on September 18 on Toronto Island), and a listing of the following other lesbian and gay groups in the area: Lesbian Organization of Kitchener, Kitchener-Waterloo Gay Media Collective, Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University, a service entitled “Gay? Got a problem drinking?” and Guelph Gay Equality. There was a letter to the editors from the secretary of Integrity Toronto, asking that readers be notified of their efforts to make Anglican churches more welcoming. There was an article by Jeff Ryan commenting about the importance of coffeehouse formats rather than mostly meeting formats for community groups. There was an appeal by Joe Szalai for cash to fund the K-W Gay Media Collective's ongoing expenses for Gay News & Views (mainly their $50 per month subscription to the Intergay news service). There was an article about the continuing court cases of the Body Politic in Toronto. In a column entitled Soundoff there was a rebuttal to the interview with Joe Berbec in the August 1983, Volume 1, No. 9 issue of GLOW News. There was a brief article describing the aim and activities of the AIDS Committee of Toronto. There were ads for Hysteria (a women's magazine published in Kitchener), and for the service entitled “Gay. Got a problem drinking?” Finally there was a listing of upcoming community events.
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11.]

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1983, October 1 (Saturday) * Cross-Canada Walk-a-Thon for AIDS

“1. Cross-Canada walk-a-thon for AIDS. For more info call (###) ###-####.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, October 4 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“4. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, October 5 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“5. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

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1983, October 6 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Coffeehouse

“6. LOOK coffeehouse. Call ###-#### for information on time and location.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.16.]

“6. LOOK coffeehouse. 8:30 pm at ## Waterloo Street, Kitchener, rear entrance - proceed to the third floor. Featured are music, munchies, tea, coffee and conversation. This event is open to all women.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 6 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse

6. “Gays of Wilfrid Laurier coffeehouse, 8-11 pm in Room 4-301 (the History Lounge), Central Teaching Building, Wilfrid Laurier University. An informal group for gay and lesbian students at WLU.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 6 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

6. “Leaping Lesbians radio programme , 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM, 94.5 FM or 105.7 cable in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Stratford area. Members of the Lesbian Organization of Kitchener present womyn's music and news of interest to the lesbian community.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 11 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“11. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM, 94.5 FM or 105.7 on cable in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Stratford area. Gay News & Views now features Intergay from 7:00 to 7:30, an information service carrying news from gay communities all across North America. Intergay has up-to-the-minute coverage of the AIDS crisis.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 12 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“12. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. A regular social event - non-alcoholic, non-smoke-filled. This week two staff members of the Hassle-free Clinic in Toronto will be available to answer questions about gay men's health care.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 13 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

“13. Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 13 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse: Video Night: Partners

13. “Gays of Wilfrid Laurier coffeehouse, 8-11 pm in Room 4-301, Central Teaching Building, Wilfrid Laurier University. Video night: Partners. An extremely p.i. film being shown thanks to popular demand and the lack of any Judy Garland movies. Nominal admission charge.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 16 (Sunday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Elora Gorge Outing & Potluck Dinner

“16. Gays of Wilfrid Laurier outing to Elora Gorge. Potluck dinner to follow. If interested, come to either a Gays of Wilfrid Laurier or GLOW coffeehouse or call the GLOW line. Confirm by Oct. 6.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 18 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“18. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 19 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“19. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. Come out and meet others coming out.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 20 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse

“20. Gays of Wilfrid Laurier coffeehouse, 8-11 pm in Room 4-301 of the Central Teaching Building, Wilfrid Laurier University. An informal group for gay and lesbian students at WLU.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.11.]

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1983, October 21 (Friday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: General Meeting

“21. LOOK general meeting. 8:00 pm sharp at ## Waterloo Street, rear entrance, second floor. All interested women are welcome.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, October 21 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio: Planned, But Later Cancelled

According to an anouncement on p.6 of GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee planned a dance at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, on October 21, 1983. “All dances are from 9:30pm 'till 2. $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

According to a note on p.2 of GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, “the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee will no longer be holding dances at the Studio, Centre in the Square, Kitchener. The last two dances lost money to the Dance Committee because of sparse attendance.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.2.]

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1983, October 25 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“25. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, October 26 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“26. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, October 27 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse & CGRO Information

“27. Gays of Wilfrid Laurier coffeehouse, 8-11 pm in Room 4-301, Central Teaching Building, Wilfrid Laurier University. This week the CGRO Slide Show of gay communities across Ontario will be presented. A rep. from CGRO will be available to give further information and answer questions.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, October 28 (Friday) * Guelph Gay Equality: Dance

“28. Dance sponsored by Guelph Gay Equality at the Old Schoolhouse, 611 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, November 1 (Tuesday) * K-W Gay Media Collective: Gay News & Views Radio

“1. Gay News & Views, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, November 2 (Wednesday) * GLOW: GLOW Coffeehouse

“2. GLOW coffeehouse, 8:30 to 11:00 pm in Room 110 of the Campus Centre, University of Waterloo. Come with a friend or leave with one.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, November 3 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Leaping Lesbians Radio

“3. Leaping Lesbians radio programme, 6-8 pm on CKMS-FM.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, November 3 (Thursday) * Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University: Coffeehouse

3. “Gays of Wilfrid Laurier coffeehouse, 8-11 pm in Room 4-301, Central Teaching Building, Wilfrid Laurier University. An informal group for gay and lesbian students at Wilfrid Laurier University.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, November 3 (Thursday) * Lesbian Organization of Kitchener: Coffeehouse

3. “LOOK coffeehouse, 8:30 pm at ## Waterloo Street, Kitchener, rear entrance - proceed to the third floor. This event is open to all women.”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, November 5 (Saturday) * GLOW: Hosts CGRO Steering Committee Meeting

“5. CGRO Steering Committee Meeting hosted by Gay Liberation of Waterloo. Today and Sunday representatives from member organizations of the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario will meet and discuss issues, strategies and options. For more information call ###-#### [the GLOW number].”
[source: GLOW News, October 1983, Volume 1, No. 11, p.12.]

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1983, November 18 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio: Planned, But Later Cancelled

According to an anouncement on p.6 of GLOW News July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee planned a dance at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, on November 18, 1983. “All dances are from 9:30pm 'till 2. $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

According to a note on p.2 of GLOW News September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, “the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee will no longer be holding dances at the Studio, Centre in the Square, Kitchener. The last two dances lost money to the Dance Committee because of sparse attendance.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.2.]

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1983, December 2 (Friday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio: Planned, But Later Cancelled

According to an anouncement on p.6 of GLOW News July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee planned a dance at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, on December 2, 1983. “All dances are from 9:30pm 'till 2. $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

According to a note on p.2 of GLOW News September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, “the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee will no longer be holding dances at the Studio, Centre in the Square, Kitchener. The last two dances lost money to the Dance Committee because of sparse attendance.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.2.]

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1983, December 31 (Saturday) * K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee: Dance at the Studio: Planned, But Later Cancelled

According to an anouncement on p.6 of GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee planned a dance at the Studio in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, on December 31, 1983. “All dances are from 9:30pm 'till 2. $1.50 for members, $2.50 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.”
[source: GLOW News, July 1983, Volume 1, No. 8, p.6.]

According to a note on p.2 of GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, “the K-W Lesbian and Gay Dance Committee will no longer be holding dances at the Studio, Centre in the Square, Kitchener. The last two dances lost money to the Dance Committee because of sparse attendance.”
[source: GLOW News, September 1983, Volume 1, No. 10, p.2.]

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