1993 * The Other Side Club (Cambridge) Opened
In 1993 Rick Lethbridge and Mark Jordan opened The Other Side Club on Dickson
Street in Cambridge; the club ran until early 1995.
It was a dance bar with monthly live entertainment events such as Open Mind (a popular folk/rock
duo of the time), Rita Chiarelli (blues artist), Carrie Chestnutt (sax and vocalist), female
impersonation artists and many more.
The bar was famous for its free nightly buffet.
When the bar closed, missing the community involvement, Rick and Mark started
[source: Rick Lethbridge and Karen Ferguson.]
On p.2 of Outlook,
1996, January, Issue #5, in a section entitled “NEWS Looking Back at 1995”, there was the
following entry. “January ... - ‘The Other Side Club’ in Cambridge
closes it's doors with a great farewell performance with Rita Chiarelli.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5, p.2.]
1993, February 22 * Elmira Independent Slammed Bisexuals
An editorial in the Elmira Independent sparked fury among GLLOW members and the
Several weeks of letters appeared in the newspaper both from queer-friendly and
queer-unfriendly writers. The news story appeared in Imprint and The Cord.
[source: various newspaper articles in the Imprint and the Cord.]
1993, March * Gays, Lesbians or Bisexuals at Laurier (GLOBAL) Started
Gays, Lesbians or Bisexuals at Laurier (GLOBAL) formed. It lasted until about 1998.
[source: Nigel Flear.]
1993, April * GLLOW Attends March on Washington
Members of GLLOW attend the March on Washington.
[source: Nigel Flear, perhaps Chris Chin.]
1993 * Out & About Radio Show
In an archived version of the Out & About website taken by the Wayback Machine
on 1998, January 11, we read:
“Out and About was created in 1993 by David Grant.
He hoped it would serve as a resource for the gay community.
A way to foster unity in Waterloo region.
After his death in 1995, his producer David Callander took over the hosting duties along
with close friend Alan Fraser, who became the show's producer.
Another friend, Steve Clark, joined us as a regular co-host.”
Other hosts and contributors at that time included Brenda Spencer, Carl Borrowman and
A special feature was their ongoing soap-opera comedy, The Nelson Schaeffer Follies.
Out & About was broadcast from the community radio station CKWR 98.7 FM in Waterloo
for a number of years before ceasing.
[source: http://replay.waybackmachine.org/19980111043729/http://outandabout.on.ca/history.html (accessed and archived 2011-03-17 as a snapshot in jpeg format ).]