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1996

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1996, January * Pink Triangle Community Calendar

This issue of the revived Pink Triangle Community Calendar consisted of 4 pages. The header (p.1) stated: “Pink Triangle Community Calendar. January 1996” The issue began with a note entitled “Changes to the PTCC”, which read: “The Pink Triangle Community Calendar (PTCC) has been out of circulation for the past few months. It has now, however, begun publishing once more with a new author (me). Though publishing in itself is not new to me, some of the particular difficulties involved in researching information for a gay publication are. Hopefully I'll learn fast. Here's to a long and successful run of the PTCC!” Although the header does not mention GLLOW, and there is no actual masthead anywhere, it appears that this final issue of the PTCC was issued under the auspices of GLLOW, given the “Note to Readers” at the bottom of p.4, which read “If you know of an upcoming gay event or one which would be of interest to the gay community and you'd like to see it advertised here in the PTCC, please call ###-#### [the GLLOW number] or e-mail gllow@##### and let us know!” This issue had one news note, which read: “This year, GLLOW is celebrating its 25th anniversary, which makes it the oldest continually operating gay and lesbian university support group in Canada (others were established earlier but eventually collapsed). In honour of the occasion, GLLOW will be having a reunion/celebration on Saturday, March 9, 1996. Svend Robinson has been confirmed as the Dinner Speaker for the night. See 'Events' for details on participating in this most exciting event!” This was followed by a very small listing of GLLOW events, of screen times for a film being shown at the Princess Cinema, and a listing of local organizations and bookstores.
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue.]

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1996, January * Outlook Magazine: Issue #5

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on pale yellow paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 32 numbered pages on the white-paper pages, with p.33 on the inside back cover; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Generation X, Club Renaissance, Quality Woodworking, ACCKWA's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Groups, Words Worth Books, Uptown Travel, Weiland Ford Sales, reviews of a couple of movies at the Princess Cinema, TCB Travel, an advertisement for a movie to be shown at the Princess Cinema, a house for rent, a note about a group for deaf gay men and lesbians in Toronto, Beneficial Health and Tanning Centre, Dr. Disc, Adults Only Video, Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), Cup-a-java Caffé, Project Angel (sponsored by the Waterloo Region AIDS Memorial Steering Committee), and Thistle Antiques and Collectibles.
[source: Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5.]

There was a section entitled “NEWS Looking Back at 1995”, which listed local and world news highlights from 1995 of interest to the community. The “Cover to Cover” section reviewed two books and briefly listed eight others. There was another installment of Wheels Away (on buying a car) by Mark Jordan. There was a section on lesbian travel, and a couple of recipes in “What's Cookin' with..... Chef Lance”. The entertainment section mentioned a gay role (J. Edgar Hoover) in the film Nixon, a retrospective music album of songs by Judy Garland, and Nora Dunn on lesbian roles she had done. There was a feature article by Ann Quindlen entitled “The Stories My Friend Told Me... Coming to Grips With a Son's Homosexuality - Before It's Too Late”, in which the author tells the story of parents who did not accept their son's homosexuality in his dying days. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “Transmission Realities.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5.]

In “Readers Corner” there was an article about which words to use in referring to one's life partner. There was also a letter to the Editor suggesting that the sub-title of the Magazine be broadened to read: “The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community”; the Editor concurred and made that change in this issue. The section also included some wishes for the New Year. There was an editorial entitled “The Dark Side: A Commentary From the Editor“ describing an extremely homophobic piece of literature called “Doom Town - The Story of Sodom”, which had been produced by Christian fundamentalists in California and which was being distributed as close to home as Toronto and Kitchener. There was also a word puzzle and a listing of (mostly local) community resources.
[source: Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5.]

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1996, January 10 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming-Out Discussion Group: Coming Out to Yourself and Others

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group ... 'Coming out to yourself and others' (Jan. 10) ... The group meets every Wednesday night from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Rm. 104 of the UW Modern Languages Building (please note the room change).”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, p.2.]

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1996, January 10 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Social Night

“GLLOW Social Night. The social night follows the discussion group Wednesday nights in Rm. 104 of the UW Modern Languages Building. All are welcome.”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, p.2.]

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1996, January 17 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming-Out Discussion Group: How Do I Meet People?

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group ... 'How Do I Meet People?' (Jan. 17) ... The group meets every Wednesday night from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Rm. 104 of the UW Modern Languages Building (please note the room change).”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, p.2.]

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1996, January 17 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Social Night

“GLLOW Social Night. The social night follows the discussion group Wednesday nights in Rm. 104 of the UW Modern Languages Building. All are welcome.”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, p.2.]

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1996, January 19 (Friday) - January 20 (Saturday) & January 22 (Monday) - January 24 (Wednesday) * Princess Cinema: Wild Reeds

“If you're looking for queer content, the movie pickings are slim this month. At the Princess Cinema, you can check out ‘Wild Reeds’ at the following times: ... Friday January 19 7:00 p.m. Saturday January 20 7:00 p.m. Monday January 22 9:00 p.m. Tuesday January 23 9:00 p.m. Wednesday January 24 9:15 p.m.”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, p.2.]

On p.10 of Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5, there was a review of Wild Reeds (France 1994), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema January 19 - 24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5, p.10.]

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1996, January 24 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming-Out Discussion Group: Peer Groups

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group ... 'Peer Groups' (Jan. 24) ... The group meets every Wednesday night from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Rm. 104 of the UW Modern Languages Building (please note the room change).”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, p.2.]

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1996, January 24 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Social Night

“GLLOW Social Night. The social night follows the discussion group Wednesday nights in Rm. 104 of the UW Modern Languages Building. All are welcome.”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, p.2.]

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1996, February * Outlook Magazine: Issue #6

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on pale coral paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 28 numbered pages on the white-paper pages, with p.29 on the inside back cover; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Dr. Disc, Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Generation X, Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), Words Worth Books, the Artstore of Waterloo, Beneficial Health and Tanning, reviews of a couple of movies at the Princess Cinema, Club Renaissance, Uptown Travel, Weiland Ford Sales, TCB Travel, Someplace Else (a lesbian, gay and bisexual social gathering place), ReMax realtor (Terry Kaye), accommodation ad, someone writing about local lesbian history, Adults Only Video, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, and an advertisement for a movie to be shown at the Princess Cinema.
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6.]

Pages 2-3 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: a recent Ontario court ruling in favour of support payments when same-sex relationships end, a murder case in Virginia where the victim apparently met the killer through a gay chat room, and dramatic results with a new AIDS drug. The “Cover to Cover” section reviewed two books: Between the Acts: Lives of Homosexual Men 1885 -1967 and Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. The “Entertainment” section gave a review of a recent Kitchener concert by Cate Friesen and Katherine Wheatley, as well a listings of other concerts. This section also listed four interesting upcoming shows on the A&E channel and the Movie Network, and gave a review of a recent Guelph concert by Chantal Chamberland. There were reviews of a couple of movies at the Princess Cinema: Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (China/HK 1993) and The Doom Generation (USA/France 1995).
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6.]

There was a travel section, three recipes from Chef Lance, and an article by Catherine entitled “Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Building Compatability”. There was an article by Richard D. Mohr entitled “What Makes Coming Out Something Worthy of Celebration?” A new section was added: “What's Happening? Community Events.” In “Readers Corner” there was an article entitled “On The Serious Side...” about loss and death, a poem and a letter to the Editor. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “HIV Testing and Counselling.” There was also a listing of (mostly local) community resources.
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6.]

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1996, February 10 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Valentine's Dance

“Club Renaissance hosts a Valentine's Dance Saturday, February 10, 1996. 9:00 pm till 3:00 am. 24 Charles Street West, Downtown Kitchener. Door Prizes.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5, p.33.]

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1996, February 16 (Friday) * Robin's Nest: Valentine's Dinner

“Robins Nest ... Feb. 16 is our annual Valentines Dinner. Please call for reservations.”
[source: Outlook, 1995, December, Issue #4, a single sheet insert.]

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1996, February 17 (Saturday) * Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps: Kitchener Competition

R.O.T.C. (Toronto). (Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps) will be visiting our area on Sat. Feb. 17. They are competing in Ontario Colour Guard Competitions so come on out and show your support to our community's entry in these competitions! -Forest Heights Collegiate, 255 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener, Ontario. -6pm - 10 pm. -Admission $5 - $7. For more info call (###) ###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.19.]

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1996, February 20 (Tuesday) - February 22 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker

On p.8 of Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, there was a review of Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (China/HK 1993), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema February 20 - 22.
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.8.]

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1996, February 21 (Wednesday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on out to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are a weekly event and help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming Bingo will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King St. South in Waterloo on: - Wednesday, February 21 - 11am-3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.19.]

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1996, February 23 (Friday) * Guelph Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Equality: Dance

“C'mon out, relax and do something different. Meet new friends, have a good time and dance to the HI-NRG tunes with your neighbours in Guelph! Friday February 23, 1996, The Schoolhouse, 611 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph. Admission $4.00. LLBO licensed. For more info. call G.L.B.E. at ###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.19.]

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1996, February 23 (Friday) - February 28 (Wednesday) * Princess Cinema: The Doom Generation

On p.10 of Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5, there was a review of The Doom Generation (USA/France 1995), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema February 23 - 28.
[source: Outlook, 1996, January, Issue #5, p.10.]

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1996, February 29 (Thursday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on out to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are a weekly event and help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming Bingo will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King St. South in Waterloo on: ... - Thursday, February 29 - 3pm-6pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.19.]

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1996, March * Outlook Magazine: Issue #7

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on pale tan paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 28 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Generation X, Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Dr. Disc, Erick J. de Caen (registered massage therapist), the Artstore of Waterloo, reviews of four of movies at the Princess Cinema, an advertisement for a movie to be shown at the Princess Cinema, Club Renaissance, an advertisement for concerts by Heather Bishop and Ani di Franco, Words Worth Books, Uptown Travel, Walk for AIDS, Someplace Else (a lesbian, gay and bisexual social gathering place), Beneficial Tanning, Weiland Ford Sales, birthday greetings, Adults Only Video, Eye in the Sky (vintage used clothing), Grabbajabba, TCB Travel, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, and Adelphi Antiques.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7.]

Pages 2-3 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: under-reporting of hate crimes in Canada, a Canadian court ruling upholding an earlier ruling against homophobic recorded telephone messages of a group, the Alberta high court ruling against the inclusion of protection for homosexuals in Alberta's human rights legislation, uncertainty over whether the Federal Liberals would continue to pursue plans to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to cover sexual orientation, and the retention of the British ban on homosexuals serving in the military. The “Entertainment” section listed five movies of interest on the Movie Network, some upcoming concert dates, the C.B.E. received by Elton John, information on a cable show called “Cable 10% - Gay and Lesbian TV”, and a listing of popular dance music by DJ Jayson Spank. There was an article entitled “The Return of the Pope”, about the upcoming return to Club Renaissance of Carole Pope thanks to GOBOY Productions. The “Cover to Cover” section reviewed four books: Ain't Gonna Be The Same Fool Twice (by April Sinclair), Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World (by Catalina de Erauso), Rolling the R's (by R. Zamora Linmark), and Finding True Love in a Man-Eat-Man World: The Intelligent Guide to Gay Dating, Romance, and Eternal Love (by Craig Nelson).
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7.]

There was a “What's Happening? Community Events” section and a travel section. In “Readers Corner” there was an article entitled “Family Defined” (about lesbian and gay families), a poem, and a letter to the Publisher. There were three recipes from Chef Lance, and an article by Catherine entitled “Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Power & Control Issues”. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “The Immune System and HIV: What Happens?” There was also a listing of (mostly local) community resources.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7.]

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1996, March 5 (Tuesday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on out to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are a weekly event and help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming Bingo will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King St. South in Waterloo on: ... - Tuesday, March 5 - 11am-3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.19.]

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1996, March 8 (Friday) * Club Renaissance: Heart Bustier

“Club Renaissance proudly presents Hamilton's Premier Female Impersonators featuring ‘Heart Bustier’ Friday, March 8, 1996. $2 Cover. Showtime 11 pm. 24 Charles St. W. Kitchener, Ontario.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.15.]

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1996, March 9 (Saturday) * GLLOW: 25th Anniversary

On pp.1-2 of the January 1996 Issue of the Pink Triangle Community Calendar,, there appeared the following announcement about GLLOW's upcoming 25th anniversary celebration: “Saturday, March 9: GLLOW's 25th Anniversary Celebration. Saturday, March 9, 1996. If you are now or have in the past been involved with GLLOW/WUGLM and would be interested in attending, please drop us an email at gllow@#####. Also, if you know a former member, please pass this information along to him or her, as we are hoping to contact as many former members as possible. More details will follow as they become available.”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue, pp.1-2.]

“This year, GLLOW (Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo) celebrates it's silver anniversary. It's hard to believe but the organization has been serving our community for 25 years! To mark the occasion, GLLOW will be hosting a dinner and dance at Waterloo Inn. The event will have a buffet dinner featuring 1/4 Chicken & Pasta Primavera. You can also sit back and listen to guest speaker SVEND ROBINSON. Tickets for the dinner and dance are available for $25.00. If you prefer, you may attend the dance on it's own by purchasing tickets at the door for $7.00 or save by getting them in advance for only $5.00. Tickets are available by calling UW Feds at ###-#### or GLLOW at ###-#### [the GLLOW telephone line] (Mon. - Fri. 7:30 - 9:30 pm.) Where: Waterloo Inn, 475 King St. N., Waterloo, Ontario. Where: Saturday, March 9, 1996. Dinner: 7:00pm. Dance: 10:00pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.19.]

GLLOW's silver anniversary was celebrated with 231 attending a dinner and an additional 100 attending a dance at the Waterloo Inn. The gathering brought together many people who had been part of the local community in the previous 25 years.
[source: Jim Parrott.]

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1996, March 14 (Thursday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on out to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are a weekly event and help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming Bingo will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King St. South in Waterloo on: ... - Thursday, March 14 - 3pm-6pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.19.]

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1996, March 16 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: St. Patrick's Day Bash

“Club Renaissance 24 Charles St. W. Kitchener invites you to a St. Patrick's Day Bash, Saturday, March 16, 9:00 pm - 3:00 am. Regular Cover, Drink Specials, Green Beer, Door Prizes.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.9.]

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1996, March 25 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: - Mon. Mar. 25 - 11am - 3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.13.]

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1996, March 27 (Wednesday) * Princess Cinema: The Doom Generation

On p.8 of Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, there was a review of The Doom Generation (USA 1995), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema Wednesday, March 27.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.8.]

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1996, March 29 (Friday) * Princess Cinema: Faster, Pussycat! Kill Kill!

On p.8 of Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, there was a review of Faster, Pussycat! Kill Kill! (USA 1966), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema Friday, March 29.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.8.]

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1996, March 29 (Friday) * Guelph Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Equality: Dance

“C'mon out, relax and do something different. Meet new friends, have a good time and dance to the HI-NRG tunes with your neighbours in Guelph! Friday March 29, 1996, The Schoolhouse, 611 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph. Admission $4.00. LLBO licensed. For more info call The Gayline at ###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.13.]

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1996, March 30 (Saturday) - April 3 (Wednesday) * Princess Cinema: French Twist

On p.8 of Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, there was a review of French Twist (France 1995), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema March 30 - April 3.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.8.]

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1996, April * Outlook Magazine: Issue #8

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on yellow paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 32 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Grabbajabba, Beneficial Tanning, Words Worth Books, Adults Only Video, an advertisement for a movie to be shown at the Princess Cinema, Club Renaissance, the Artstore of Waterloo, Erick J. de Caen (registered massage therapist), TCB Travel, Uptown Travel, shared accommodation ad, an appeal for sports contributions to Outlook Magazine, Women Out Of Doors (WOODS), Generation X, Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Dr. Disc, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, and Adelphi Antiques.
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8.]

Pages 2-5 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: a lawsuit against a Boston high-school teacher for speaking about her lesbian sexuality in class, the toll that the gay debate took on the United Church of Canada, a symbolic wedding ceremony (not a legally binding one) of over 200 gay and lesbian couples in San Francisco by the Mayor, Vatican opposition to politicians supporting same-sex unions, arrests made in the 1991 Winnipeg murder of a man in a gay cruising area, a temporary halt in the US Navy's plans to discharge a lesbian sailor, and gays rights legislation once again becoming a priority for the Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien after some uncertainty. The “Entertainment” section included information about Cowboys LaCage (a Nashville drag troupe), a new theatrical production (Party) coming to Canada, new spokespeople for MAC Cosmetics (k.d.lang and RuPaul), the Sue Johanson sex show in Canada, the revival of Les Ballets Trockadero do Monte Carlo (an all male dance troupe, some of whom wore tutus and danced en pointe), a new Céline Dion concert at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, and a review of the film It's My Party. There was a cartoon entitled “The Adventures of ... Catherine and Via”. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “AIDS Related Illnesses”
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8.]

The “Cover to Cover” section reviewed one book: A Funny Boy (by Shyam Selvadurai). There was a “What's Happening? Community Events” section and an article about moving to Australia. There were five recipes for power foods from Chef Lance, and a travel section. There was an article by Catherine entitled “Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Part III - The Sexual Agenda”. In “Readers Corner” there was letter to the Publisher (asking for details about the 1996 local Pride celebration), and a poem. There was also a listing of popular dance music by DJ Jayson Spank. There was an article about National Volunteer Week and in particular about volunteering to help ACCKWA (the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). There was also a listing of (mostly local) community resources.
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8.]

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1996, April 2 (Tuesday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... - Tue. Apr. 2 - 11am - 3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.13.]

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1996, April 8 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... - Mon. Apr. 8 - 3pm - 7pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.13.]

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1996, April 10 (Wednesday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds for the region's AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... - Wed. Apr. 10 - 3pm - 7pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.13.]

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1996, April 10 (Wednesday) * Princess Cinema: Wild Reeds

On p.8 of Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, there was a review of Wild Reeds (France 1995), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema Wednesday, April 10.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.8.]

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1996, April 12 (Friday) * Someplace Else: Pajama Party

“Been There? Done That? Well then, why don't you try SOMEPLACE ELSE (A LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL SOCIAL GATHERING PLACE) is having a PAJAMA PARTY! Where: The Bridgeport Community Centre, 19 Tyson Drive, Kitchener, Ontario. When: Friday, April 12, 1996 from 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets available at GENERATION X, 69 Regina St. N. Wat., or by calling SOUND ADVICE at (###) ###-####. Buffet served at 10:30. Prizes for best PAJAMAS, best LINGERIE, best BOXERS. Tickets $7.00 per person.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, February, Issue #6, p.18.]

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1996, April 18 (Thursday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: Thurs. Apr. 18 - 7-11pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.15.]

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1996, April 18 (Thursday) * Foundation of Regional Pride Committee

“People were in favour of having a second celebration covering not only Kitchener-Waterloo, but Cambridge and Guelph as well. An initial meeting of what came to be called the Regional Pride Committee (RPC) was held in late April 1996. At that time the Committee included members of GLOW, ACCKWA, Out & About gay radio show, Guelph Queer Equality, and the Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church in Guelph.”
[source: Pride Guide 2006, May 27th - June 4th, p.29.]

The inaugural meeting of the Regional Pride Committee was held at the ACCKWA offices.
[source: a document entitled “Regional Pride Committee- Inaugural Meeting April 18 1996-ACCKWA”]

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1996, April 20 (Saturday) * Heather Bishop in Concert

“Heather Bishop in Concert! Saturday April 20 (8pm). Zion United Church (The Round Room) 32 Weber St. W. Kitchener. Tickets: $14 (adv.); 17 (door)”.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.12.]

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1996, April 20 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Heart Bustiere

“Back by Popular Demand, Club Renaissance Proudly Presents Hamilton's Premiere Female Impersonators, Heart Bustiere. Saturday, April 20. All New Show. Showtime: 11:00 pm. Door Cover: $2.00. 24 Charles St., W. Downtown Kitchener.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.14.]

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1996, April 26 (Friday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... Fri. April 26 - 11am-3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.15.]

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1996, April 26 (Friday) * Guelph Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Equality: Dance

“C'mon out, relax and do something different, meet new friends, have a good time and dance to the HI-NRG tunes with your neighbours in Guelph. Join us and bring some friends to the next GLBE dance at the schoolhouse; 611 Silvercreek Pkwy., just north of Hwy. 6; a unique and intimate place to party... Friday, April 26, 1996. Admission $4.00. LLBO Licensed. Info. call ###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.15.]

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1996, April 26 (Friday) * Club Renaissance: Carole Pope in Concert

“Club Renaissance and DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE goboy PRODUCTIONS Proudly Present Carole Pope Live In Concert FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH. Ticket Prices $10.00 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Show starts at 11:00 pm. Come early - limited seating available. Tickets Available at the following locations: Club Renaissance, 24 Charles Street., W., Kitchener; Dr. Disc in Kitchener; Generation X in Waterloo.”.
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.25.]

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1996, May * Outlook Magazine: Issue #9

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on pale grey paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 36 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Grabbajabba, Beneficial Health & Tanning, Club Renaissance, Words Worth Books, Club 121 (Hamilton), an advertisement for a movie to be shown at the Princess Cinema, Angie's Kitchen, Erick J. de Caen (registered massage therapist), the Artstore of Waterloo, Uptown Travel, TCB Travel, Weiland Ford Sales, reviews of several movies to be shown at the Princess Cinema, Triangle Unity '96 Pride Celebration, ReMax realtor (Terry Kaye), Eye in the Sky (vintage used clothing), Adults Only Video, Generation X, Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Dr. Disc, Panache (jewellery, gifts, home decor), Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, Adelphi Antiques, and Out & About (radio show).
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9.]

Pages 2-6 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: fears that an Ontario bill concerning teachers could lead to “witch hunts” for gay and lesbian teachers, a failed lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that to have had her sexual orientation changed when an electronic bingo board fell on her, the possibility of using a helicopter to discourage public sex in a Calgary park, Metro Toronto's first gay and lesbian high-school prom, homophobic remarks by Bob Ringma (federal Reform Party whip) followed by his resignation as party whip, drag queens in attendance at a Liz Taylor promo in Vancouver, Ontario's gay rights legislation nearly ten years old, opposition to federal gay rights legislation by local Liberal MP Janko Peric but approval by MP Andy Telegdi and MP John English, a stamp issued by Canada Post on the occasion of the International Conference on AIDS in Vancouver, a bill before the US House to prevent same-sex marriages from being recognized federally, and RuPaul at the Fashion Cares AIDS fundraiser in Toronto. There were three recipes by Chef Lance, an offer of free tickets to see The Celluloid Closet, an article entitled “Healthy Gay & Lesbian Relationships: Part III - The Impact of Jealousy”, and a travel section. There were reviews of four films to be shown at the Princess Cinema: The Celluloid Closet (USA 1996), Antonia's Line (Netherlands 1995), Brain Candy (USA 1996), and The Birdcage (USA 1996).
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9.]

In “Readers Corner” there was an opinion piece on the various attacks on the local gay community by Christian fundamentalist Erika Kubassek and a reponse to her latest attacks by another Christian, Patricia Yeates, in the KW Record. This section also included a poem, a request for a volunteer to help with sports reporting in Outlook Magazine, a couple of birthday greetings, and a cartoon entitled “The Adventures of Catherine and Via”. There was a five-page feature article on the timeline of federal Bill C-33, which aimed to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: it covered events from April 27 to May 9, just before the final vote (third reading) in the House of Commons [the bill received third reading in the Senate on June 5, 1996 and became law after receiving Royal Assent]. There was also a listing of popular dance music by DJ Jayson Spank. The “Entertainment” section included information about Party (the new gay-themed play showing at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto), the queer TV program Cable 10%, a performance of the gay singing duo Romanovsky & Phillips in Toronto, the 6th Annual Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival in Toronto, Lesbo Italiano (starring Lea Delaria and Maggie Cassella) in Toronto, and I Fall to Pieces (a musical tribute to Patsy Cline) in Toronto. There was a “What's Happening? Community Events” section. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “Part 9 of a 13 part series: Gastro-Intestinal Diseases”. There was also a listing of (mostly local) community resources, and a piece entitled “Sunday Driver”, which spoke about the quaint village of Conestogo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9.]

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1996, May 1 (Wednesday) * Ani di Franco in Concert

“Ani di Franco in concert! Back By Popular Demand! WEDNESDAY MAY 1 (8:30PM). Revolution (Formerly The Twist) 341 Marsland Ave., Waterloo ... Tickets: $15 (students); $17 (others).”
[source: Outlook, 1996, March, Issue #7, p.12.]

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1996, May 2 (Thursday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... Thurs. May 2 - 11am-3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.15.]

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1996, May 10 (Friday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... Fri. May 10 - 3pm-7pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.15.]

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1996, May 14 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, May 17 (Friday) - May 21 (Tuesday) * Princess Cinema: Chungking Express

On p.8 of Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, there was an advertisement for Chungking Express (Hong Kong 1994), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema May 17 - May 21.
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.8.]

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1996, May 28 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, May 31 (Friday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: Fri. May 31 - 11am-3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.26.]

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1996, May 31 (Friday) * Guelph Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Equality: Dance

“YAHOO! The Summer's Here Bash. C'mon out, relax and do something different, meet new friends, have a good time and dance to the HI-NRG tunes with your neighbours in Guelph. Join us and bring some friends to the next GLBE dance at the schoolhouse; 611 Silvercreek Pkwy., just north of Hwy. 6; a unique and intimate place to party... Friday, May 31, 1996. Admission $4.00. LLBO Licensed. Info. call ###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.26.]

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1996, May 31 (Friday) * Rainbow Chorus: Global Harmonies

“The Rainbow Chorus presents Global Harmonies - a concert. Friday, May 31, 1996, 8:30 p.m. Chalmer's United Church, 50 Quebec Street, Guelph, Ontario. Tickets $8 Advance, $10 Door. Reception to follow with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres! For more info. call Frank Fita at ###-#### or email us at ####@#####”.
[source: Outlook, 1996, April, Issue #8, p.15.]

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1996, June * Outlook Magazine: Issue #10

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front cover advertised the upcoming Triangle Unity '96 Pride Celebration to be held on June 27 at 7pm in the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. The front and back covers were printed on fuschia paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 36 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Grabbajabba, Dr. Disc, Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), a pre-Pride party at Club Renaissance on Sat. June 22, Weiland Ford Sales, TCB Travel, Uptown Travel, the ACCKWA Golf Classic, Erick de Caen (registered massage therapist), DJ Spank, Out & About Radio (including a listing of show dates from May 14 to Dec. 24), the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Generation X, Triangle Unity '96 Pride Celebration, Toronto Pride Week, Women Out Of Doors, M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), the film Man of the Year being shown at the Princess Cinema, Words Worth Books, a ReMax realtor (Terry Kaye), ACCKWA, Artstore of Waterloo, a Carole Pope concert at HALO for London Pride (July 12), Club Renaissance, Adults Only Video, Beneficial Health and Tanning, Angie's Kitchen, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, and Adelphi Antiques.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10.]

There were several news items concerning violence or discrimination against the queer community; one of the news items had a direct connection with the local community: Patrick Cupido (executive director of ACCKWA) responded to the availability of a mail-order home test kit for the HIV by pointing out the lack of pre- and post-test counselling in this approach to HIV testing. There were announcements about the Canadian National Gay and Lesbian Business and Consumer Expo to be held in conjunction with Toronto Pride, and a Womenfolk event at Sauble Beach (June 21-23). There was an article entitled “Healthy Gay and Lesbian Relationships”, two features on popular gay and lesbian travel events, a couple of classified ads, a TV-music-concert listing, a listing of two local clubs, an article about a gay family with an adopted child, a lengthy review of the film Celluloid Closet being shown at the Princess Cinema June 18-20, and book reviews of Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues andTransgender Warriors. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “Dermatological (Skin) Conditions - Part 10 of 13.” There was a cartoon entitled “The Adventures of Catherine and Via”, a listing of (mostly local) community resources, and a puzzle.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10.]

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1996, June 2 (Sunday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... Sun. June 2 - 11am-3pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.26.]

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1996, June 10 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it down to Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). These games are ongoing events which help raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS Service Organization. COME ON OUT! Upcoming BINGO will be held at Uptown Bingo Palace, 17 King Street, South in Waterloo on: ... Mon. June 10 - 3pm-7pm.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.26.]

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1996, June 11 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, June 12 (Wednesday) - June 13 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: Antonia's Line

On p.15 of Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9 was a brief review of Antonia's Line (Netherlands 1995), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema on June 12-13.
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.15.]

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1996, June 13 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: Brain Candy

On p.15 of Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9 was a brief review of Brain Candy (USA 1996), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema on June 13.
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.15.]

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1996, June 15 (Saturday) * Club 121 (Hamilton): Carole Pope and Chantal Chamberland

“Club 121 and GoBoy Productions proudly present Carole Pope with Special Guest Chantal Chamberland. Club 121, 121 Hughson Street, Hamilton, Ont. 1-905-###-####. Sat., June 15, 1996. Tickets $10 Advance, $15 At The Door If Available.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.6.]

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1996, June 18 (Tuesday) - June 20 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: The Celluloid Closet

“The Celluloid Closet. Written by Armistead Maupin. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Rating: AA. Playing at: Princess Cinema, June 18-20.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.22.]

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1996, June 18 (Tuesday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Tuesday June 18 at 7pm at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.31.]

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1996, June 22 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Pre-Pride Party

The event was described as a “Naked Party” at which attendees were invited to “Show off your underwear” and concluded with “Happy Pride Day!”
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.9.]

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1996, June 25 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, June 27 (Thursday) * 2nd Pride Celebration: Triangle Unity '96

“The second Pride Celebration, Triangle Unity '96, was attended by 221 people”.
[source: Pride Guide 2006, May 27th - June 4th, p.29.]

The poster for the celebration had the header: “Celebrating Unity in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Communities in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.” Near the bottom of the poster, the location and timing of the event is given as Kitchener City Hall Rotunda, 6:00 - 10:00pm; Opening Ceremonies: 7:00pm, Thursday, June 27, 1996. The webpage for the event was given as http://www.golden.net/~bearsden/unity.html
[source: poster for Triangle Unity '96]

On p.22 of Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9 was a slightly edited version of the poster for Triangle Unity '96.
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.22.]

An ad for Triangle Unity '96 on p.21 of Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10 gave the following information: “Triangle Unity '96 Pride Celebration. Thursday, June 27, 1996, 6 - 10 pm, Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gary Gibson. 6-7pm - Meet and Mingle; 7-7:30pm - Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker; 7:30-8pm - An Open Mike Session; 8-10pm - Enjoy a nibble or two and get to know the members of your community.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.21.]

On pp.4-5 of Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, there was a report by Rick Lethbridge on the Triangle Unity pride celebration. The report began as follows. “For the 200+ in attendance at the June 27 celebration at Kitchener City Hall a great time was had by all. The organizers described this year's celebration, named Triangle Unity, as a chance for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities in K-W, Cambridge and Guelph to celebrate their diversity.” The article goes on to indicate that the following groups had tables set up around the rotunda: Women Out Of Doors (WOODS), Brethren Mennonite Council, ACCKWA, the Lesbian Avengers, Outlook Magazine, Guelph Queer Equality, Out and About (local gay radio show), Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo (GLLOW), PFLAG, the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth Group, and the Waterloo Region Health Unit. The report mentioned that the ceremonies were opened and closed by performances by the Rainbow Chorus, and that there was an open microphone session to give people attending a chance to say something. The report described the talk by keynote speaker, Cambridge physician, Dr. Gary Gibson, in which he spoke of the process of moving from being closeted in his early career to being out as a health professional. The report noted that this year the television and newspaper coverage gave more accurate figures of attendance than they did the previous (first) year. The report concluded with thanks to the organizers and volunteers of Triangle Unity, to Especially Coffee, and to Club Renaissance for hosting the ‘After Pride Party.’
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, pp.4-5.]

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1996, June 27 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: The Birdcage

On p.15 of Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9 was a brief review of The Birdcage (USA 1996), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema on June 27.
[source: Outlook, 1996, May, Issue #9, p.15.]

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1996, June 28 (Friday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Friday June 28 at 11am at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.31.]

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1996, July * Outlook Magazine: Issue #11

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on lemon yellow paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 36 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for TCB Travel, Grabbajabba, a ReMax realtor (Terry Kaye), Adults Only Video, Club Renaissance, Uptown Travel, Words Worth Books, the film Man of the Year being shown at the Princess Cinema, ACCKWA, Weiland Ford Sales, Erick de Caen (registered massage therapist), DJ Spank, Women Out Of Doors, Generation X, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Dr. Disc, Out & About Radio (including a listing of show dates from May 14 to Dec. 24), Life Designs (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), Beneficial Health and Tanning, Angie's Kitchen, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, and Adelphi Antiques.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11.]

Pages 2-10 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Commission extending same-sex spousal benefits to federal employees and federally regulated companies, a Baptist boycott of Disney because of its homosexual-friendly policies, a gay prom in Toronto, a doctor-assisted suicide of an HIV-positive Toronto man, the possibility that same-sex marriage might be legalized in Hawaii, a lengthy report on the Triangle Unity pride celebration held in the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda, the legalization of same-sex unions in Iceland, the move to extend same-sex spousal benefits to Canadians employed by a wide variety of firms, animal rights protests at the third annual Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo, Pride Day in Toronto, a ruling that gays could be ordinated in the Presbyterian Church (USA) if they “agree to remain celibate and avow their past sexuality”, and the Pride March and Festival in London (England) “led by a Pope John Paul lookalike” and including a contingent of the Disorder of Perpetual Indulgence.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11.]

There was a two-page section entitled “Cover to Cover - Books of Interest” including reviews of 10 books. There was a page on interesting World Wide Web sites, three pages on gay travelling, two pages of submissions by readers, a brief history of Guelph Queer Equality (founded in 1973 as University of Guelph Homophile Association), a review of two movies showing at the Princess Cinema (I Shot Andy Warhol and Man of the Year), and a list of interesting local bookstores. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “Neurological Manifestations - Part 11 of 13.” There was a listing of events and services of ACCKWA, a recipe for paella by Chef Lance, and a review of three music CDs. There was a section on Community Events listing a dance by Guelph Queer Equality, regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), a Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Group, an announcement of the Windsor Pride celebration on July 21, and a golf tournament for the AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County. There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines, radio shows, local clubs, counselling and psychotherapy, talent management, and travel agents; there was also a cartoon entitled “The Adventures of Catherine and Via”.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11.]

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1996, July 5 (Friday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Friday July 5 at 11am at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.31.]

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1996, July 6 (Saturday) * ACCKWA: Yard Sale

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was the following information: “Yard Sale, Saturday, July 6/96 Rain or Shine, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.31.]

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1996, July 9 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, July 13 (Saturday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Saturday July 13 at 3pm at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.31.]

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1996, July 15 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Monday July 15 at 7pm at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.31.]

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1996, July 18 (Thursday) * ACCKWA: ACCKWA Golf Classic

“With help from Rockway Golf Club and Wilf's Restaurant, ACCKWA and WLU's Home Chapter are sponsoring the 1st Annual ACCKWA Golf Classic on Thursday, July 18. This spectacular day of fun starts at Rockway with tee-off times between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine), and ends with dinner at Wilf's.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.15.]

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1996, July 23 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, July 26 (Friday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Dance

“YOUR INVITATION TO THE SCHOOLHOUSE DANCE. C'mon out, relax and do something different. Meet new friends, have a good time and dance to the HI-NRG tunes with your neighbours in Guelph. GUELPH QUEER EQUALITY VALUES THE SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY. Join us and bring some friends to the next GQE dance at the schoolhouse; 611 Silvercreek Pkwy, just north of Highway 6. A UNIQUE AND INTIMATE PLACE TO PARTY. FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1996. $5.00 cover, LLBO Licensed. Need more info? Call the Gayline at ###-###-#### or JC at ###-###-#### email GLoBE@#####”
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, p.32.]

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1996, July 27 (Saturday) * KW Front Runners

In an archived version of the KW Front Runner website taken by the Wayback Machine on 1998, May 4, we read: “KW Front Runners is a running and swimming group for the lesbian, bi, transgender and gay community. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. KW Front Runners had its inaugural (or at least its first multi-person) run on Saturday July 27th, 1996. We were joined shortly thereafter by some walkers and in October we moved our runs from the University of Waterloo to the Waterloo Recreation Complex and added swimming. People of all ages, abilities, and orientations are welcome.” The group ceased after a few years.
[source: http://replay.waybackmachine.org/19980504044610/http://cybervision.com/KW-FrontRunners.html (accessed and archived 2011-03-22 as a snapshot in jpg format.]

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1996, July 27 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Retro Saturday

The event was described as follows: “Retro Saturdays - Old School - Disco - New Wave - Funk - Last Saturday of Every Month!”
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, p.11.]

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1996, August * Outlook Magazine: Issue #12

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on blue paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 36 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Grabbajabba, Weiland Ford Sales, Out & About radio (including a listing of show dates from May 14 to Dec. 24), Uptown Travel, the Robin's Nest, ACCKWA, Generation X, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Erick de Caen (registered massage therapist), Women Out Of Doors, Club Renaissance, Beneficial Health and Tanning, Dr. Disc, changes (music store), Adults Only Video, Words Worth Books, a help wanted position at a travel agency, a request for art work for Outlook Magazine, Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), Life Designs (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), the Donut Place, TCB Travel, Angie's Kitchen, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, and Adelphi Antiques.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12.]

Pages 2-9 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: the US House vote to bar gay marriages under federal law, the first (not legally binding) gay wedding in Taiwan, state harassment of a Bulgarian gay group, a Microsoft apology for Spanish-language software using homophobic language, a cash award to gays ejected from a Boston nightclub in 1990, the dismissal of a volunteer chaplain in Florida over homophobic remarks, the discovery of a possible 12th victim of a Virginia serial killer of transient and gay men, the increase in attendance at a Ohio Baptist church after it welcomed gay and lesbian parishioners (leading to its censure by Baptist officials), harassment of a stand with gay and lesbian literature at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair, the results of a study linking extreme homophobia with repressed same-sex desire, and a court case in Ontario concerning financial support for a lesbian partner in a ten-year relationship that had ended. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “Psychosocial Impact of HIV Disease.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12.]

There was a review (from the LA Times) of the film Stonewall (UK 1995). There was a section on Community Events listing a dance by Guelph Queer Equality, regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), a Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Group, specific dates and topics for the discussion group of GLLOW, and three upcoming films at the Princess Cinema. There was an article entitled “What's Behind Those Symbols?”, which discussed the origins and meanings of the pink triangle, the rainbow flag, the labrys (lesbian or feminist), and the astrological sign of Mercury (transgendered people). The “Entertainment” section contained information about an upcoming performance of Tap Dogs (a macho tap-dancing troupe from Australia) in Toronto, a listing of interesting shows on television (on the MuchMusic, Bravo and Showcase channels), and four Broadway shows at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener. There were also reviews of three new music albums, and a list of hot new music picked by DJ Jayson Spank. There was an interview by Mark Jordan with Club Renaissance DJ Walther Aguilar (Diva) in the “Vocal Focus” section, a travel section, a page on interesting World Wide Web sites, and a cartoon entitled “The Adventures of Catherine and Via”. There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines, radio shows, local clubs, counselling and psychotherapy, talent management, and travel agents.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12.]

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1996, August 4 (Sunday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Sunday, August 4 at 3pm at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, p.26.]

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1996, August 6 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, August 12 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Monday, August 12 at 3pm at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, p.26.]

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1996, August 16 (Friday) - August 19 (Monday) * Princess Cinema: I Shot Andy Warhol

On p.21 of Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, was a review (by Ingrid Randoja of Now) of I Shot Andy Warhol giving the times of its screening at the Princess Cinema.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, p.21.]

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1996, August 19 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Monday, August 19 at 7pm at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, p.26.]

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1996, August 20 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, August 28 (Wednesday) - August 29 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: Man of the Year

On p.25 of Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, was a full-page ad for Man of the Year, including the following information. “Written and Directed by Dirk Schafer; starring Dirk Schafer, Vivian Paxton, Michael Ornstein. ... He was a centerfold who revealed everything... but the truth.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.25.]

On pp.21-22 of Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, was a review of Man of the Year giving the times of its screening at the Princess Cinema.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, pp.21-22.]

On p.18 of Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12 there was a brief notice of the screening of Man of the Year that gave the dates as August 27-28.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.18.]

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1996, August 30 (Friday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Friday, August 30 at 3pm at the Uptown Bingo Palace in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, July, Issue #11, p.26.]

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1996, August 31 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Screwed, Blued & Tattooed

On p.19 of Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12 there was a full-page ad for an event at Club Renaissance on Saturday, August 31st entitled Screwed, Blued & Tattooed with “Lots of Great Giveaways” and “Labatt's Blue only $2.00 a bottle”.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.19.]

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1996, September 3 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, September 4 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: What I Did Over Summer Vacation

GLLOW COMING OUT DISCUSSION GROUP GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at Hagey Hall, Room 378 (Humanities Building.) Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. For information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line]. A social follows at 9 p.m. in the same room. Meet old friends and make new ones. The schedule for September is as follows: September 4 - What I Did Over Summer Vacation. ...”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.18.]

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1996, September 5 (Thursday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace at 17 King St. S. in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support our local AIDS Service Organization. Next dates are as follows: ... Sept. 5, 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.11.]

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1996, September 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out To Yourself

GLLOW COMING OUT DISCUSSION GROUP GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at Hagey Hall, Room 378 (Humanities Building.) Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. For information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line]. A social follows at 9 p.m. in the same room. Meet old friends and make new ones. The schedule for September is as follows: ... September 11 - Coming Out To Yourself. ...”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.18.]

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1996, September 13 (Friday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace at 17 King St. S. in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support our local AIDS Service Organization. Next dates are as follows: ... Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.11.]

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1996, September 14 (Saturday) * Robin's Nest: Club Open

On a page entitled “From the Desk of The Robin's Nest” was a calendar indicating that the Robin's Nest would be open Saturday, September 14, 1996 from 8PM to 3AM.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.10.]

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1996, September 14 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Energy 108

“Club Renaissance Presents Energy 108 THE DANCE MUSIC STATION, Saturday September 14th. Doors open 9:00 p.m. - Party till 3:00 a.m. Featuring Energy 108 DJ. Lots of Promo Giveaways, Prizes & Specials! Regular Cover.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.34.]

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1996, September 15 (Sunday) * Outlook Magazine: Issue #13

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community. ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Sept. 15, 1996, Issue No. 13.” The front cover illustration was comprised of thumbnail images of the first twelve issues of the magazine. The front and back covers were printed on purple paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 40 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for TCB Travel, Beneficial Tanning, Erick de Caen (registered massage therapist), Words Worth Books, Women Out Of Doors, Dr. Disc, Out & About radio (including a listing of show dates from May 14 to Dec. 24), the Artstore of Waterloo, Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), an ad for typing services, a request for art work for Outlook Magazine, ReMax realtors (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), Adults Only Video, Generation X, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Uptown Travel, Angie's Kitchen, Club Renaissance, ACCKWA, Disc Oriented, an ad for a film to be shown at the Princess Cinema, Regional Municipality of Waterloo Community Health Department, Life Designs (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), the Donut Place, Grabbajabba, Weiland Ford Sales, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, and Adelphi Antiques.
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13.]

Pages 3-9 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: the firing of a Montreal security guard at the Salvation Army for homophobic remarks to a caller, the speculation that birth order may determine sexual orientation, the acquittal of a US air force major on charges of homosexual behaviour, a lesbian mother in Virginia giving up on her efforts to get her son back, Australia to reconsider the use of the “homosexual panic defense”, the effort to get a Montreal murder declared a hate crime, a baby for Melissa Etheridge and her partner Julie Cypher, the building of a new gay and lesbian centre in San Francisco, the attempt by a British transsexual to be named the father of his common-law wife's child, a study saying that gay men were at high risk for eating disorders, and greater optimism among doctors about the newer AIDS drug therapies.
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13.]

The “Entertainment” section contained information about upcoming television shows on the Bravo, MuchMusic and Showcase channels. It also contained a lengthy review of Trainspotting (Scotland 1996), which was to be shown at the Princess Cinema, as well as notices of a few other films to be shown there. There was also a cartoon entitled “The Adventures of Catherine and Via”. There was a lengthy article entitled “Nature or Nurture? We Examine the Age-old Question: What Are The Causes of Homosexuality?”; the article was based on one (or more) episodes of the television series “The Body: Inside Stories“. There was a section on Community Events listing a Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Group, a dance by Guelph Queer Equality, regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), specific dates and topics for the discussion groups of GQE and GLLOW, and a couple of events at the Robin's Nest. There was a travel section, and an interview by Mark Jordan with Alan Fraser of the Out & About radio show in the “Vocal Focus” section. There was a page on interesting World Wide Web sites. The series entitled “Learning Together About HIV” continued with an installment entitled “Psychosocial Impact of HIV Disease. Part II.”; this concluded the 13-part series. There was a list of hot new music picked by DJ Jayson Spank There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines, radio shows, local clubs, counselling and psychotherapy, talent management, and travel agents.
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13.]

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1996, September 16 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace at 17 King St. S. in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support our local AIDS Service Organization. Next dates are as follows: ... Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.11.]

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1996, September 17 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, September 17 (Tuesday) - September 30 (Monday) * Princess Cinema: Trainspotting

On p.12 of Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, was a review (by Liam Lacey of the Globe and Mail) of Trainspotting giving the dates of its screening at the Princess Cinema as Sept. 17 - 30.
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.12.]

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1996, September 18 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out To Others

GLLOW COMING OUT DISCUSSION GROUP GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at Hagey Hall, Room 378 (Humanities Building.) Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. For information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line]. A social follows at 9 p.m. in the same room. Meet old friends and make new ones. The schedule for September is as follows: ... September 18 - Coming Out To Others. ...”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.18.]

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1996, September 21 (Saturday) * Robin's Nest: Club Open

On a page entitled “From the Desk of The Robin's Nest” was a calendar indicating that the Robin's Nest would be open Saturday, September 21, 1996 from 8PM to 3AM.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.10.]

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1996, September 22 (Sunday) * Robin's Nest: Baseball, Food and Drink

On a page entitled “From the Desk of The Robin's Nest” was a calendar indicating that on Sunday, September 22 there would be a ballgame from 2PM to 6PM in Soper Park with food and drink at the Robin's Nest.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.10.]

“The Nest is also sponsoring a Ball Game Sunday Sept. 22., 2-6 p.m. at Soper Park. Party later at the club!”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, September 24 (Tuesday) * GQE: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out to Yourself and Others

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: Sept. 24 - Coming Out to Yourself and Others ... GQE Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, September 25 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out To Parents and Other Relatives

GLLOW COMING OUT DISCUSSION GROUP GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at Hagey Hall, Room 378 (Humanities Building.) Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. For information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line]. A social follows at 9 p.m. in the same room. Meet old friends and make new ones. The schedule for September is as follows: ... September 25 - Coming Out To Parents and Other Relatives.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.18.]

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1996, September 27 (Friday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Dance

“YOUR INVITATION TO THE SCHOOLHOUSE DANCE. There will be no dance at the schoolhouse in Guelph for the month of August. Dances will resume Friday, September 27, 1996. Check the September issue for details or call the Gayline at ###-###-#### or JC at ###-###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.18.]

“YOUR INVITATION TO THE SCHOOLHOUSE DANCE. Friday, September 27, 9:30 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse in Guelph {located at the north end of Guelph near the junctions of Hwys. 6 and 7} 611 Silvercreek Pkwy. $5.00 Cover. Licenced by the LLBO. Come on out and meet your neighbours in Guelph!”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, September 28 (Saturday) * Marriage of Brenda Moore and Cindy Butler at Club Renaissance

Announcement On Saturday, September 28, 1996 Brenda Moore and Cindy Butler were married at Club Renaissance in downtown Kitchener. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cheryl, Fran and Jim for all they did to make our day that much more special. Special thanks go out to our wedding attendants, friends and family, especially our son Jeremy who acted as ring bearer. We especially thank Lyn Roberts for conducting the service which made our wedding possible. Thank you, Brenda and Cindy Moore-Butler.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.34.]

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1996, September 28 (Saturday) * Robin's Nest: Andrea Gallagher & Hired Hand

On a page entitled “From the Desk of The Robin's Nest” was a calendar indicating that the Robin's Nest would be open Saturday, September 28, 1996 with a live band: Andrea Gallagher & Hired Hand.
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.10.]

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1996, September 29 (Sunday) * ACCKWA: AIDS Walk '96

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was the following announcement: “AIDS Walk '96 Sunday, Sept.29/96. If you wish to get involved in this amazing event, volunteer positions are still open. Call Tracey or Natalie.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.31.]

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was the following announcement: “AIDS WALK '96 ACCKWA needs your assistance with AIDS Walk '96. If you are available to help out on Sunday, September 29, we need you! There is an abundance of exciting volunteer positions that need to be filled. As a walk volunteer, you will recieve an information package, and you will be required to attend a training meeting prior to the Walk. Positions are posted at the office. Call us at ###-#### to sign up. Let's put our best foot forward!
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.11.]

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1996, September 30 (Monday) * ACCKWA: Bingo

BINGO! If you're a Bingo fanatic and can't seem to put that dabber away, bring it on down to Uptown Bingo Palace at 17 King St. S. in Waterloo. You'll get your fix of bingo and at the same time help support our local AIDS Service Organization. Next dates are as follows: ... Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, August, Issue #12, p.11.]

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1996, October 1 (Tuesday) * GQE: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out at Work or School

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... Oct. 1 - Coming Out at Work or School ... GQE Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, October 1 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, October 1 (Tuesday) * Princess Cinema: Vive L'Amour

On p.12 of Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, is a reference to a screening of Vive L'Amour giving the date of its screening at the Princess Cinema as October 1.
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.12.]

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1996, October 1 (Tuesday) - October 2 (Wednesday) * Princess Cinema: I Shot Andy Warhol

On p.12 of Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, is a reference to screenings of I Shot Andy Warhol giving the dates of its screenings at the Princess Cinema as October 1 & 2.
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.12.]

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1996, October 2 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Leading a Double Life

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... Oct. 2 - Leading a Double Life ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, October 2 (Wednesday) - October 3 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: Stonewall

On p.12 of Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, is a reference to screenings of Stonewall giving the dates of its screenings at the Princess Cinema as October 2 & 3.
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.12.]

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1996, October 8 (Tuesday) * GQE: Coming Out Discussion Group: The Costs of Not Coming Out

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... Oct. 8 - The Costs of Not Coming Out ... GQE Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, October 9 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: How Do I Meet People?

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... Oct. 9 - How Do I Meet People? ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, October 11 (Friday) to 1997, July 25 (Friday) * UW Imprint Column: Outside the Lines

UW student Melissa MacDonald contributes weekly articles to Imprint in a column called Outside the Lines. Melissa also serves as coordinator for GLLOW in the summer term of 1997.
[source: issues of Imprint and Jim Parrott.]

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1996, October 15 (Tuesday) * GQE: Coming Out Discussion Group: Meeting Other People

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... Oct. 15 - Meeting Other People. GQE Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, October 15 (Tuesday) * Outlook Magazine: Issue #14

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on tan paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 40 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Life Designs (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), The Donut Place, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, Brad Philpott (M.Sc., therapist at Lifestreams), ReMax realtors (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), Adults Only Videos, Dr. Disc, Club Renaissance, the Artstore of Waterloo, Words Worth Books, Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), DJ Spank, ACCKWA, Generation X, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, the film Bound being shown at the Princess Cinema, Uptown Travel, Changes (music store), Book 'Em (used books), Hemp Asylum, Out & About Radio (including a listing of show dates from Oct. 29 to Dec. 24), Angie's Kitchen, an ad for a Guelph Queer Equality dance, Erick J. de Caen (registered massage therapist), Women Out Of Doors, Dr. Denise Robb (gynaecologist), Regional Municipality of Waterloo Community Health Department, TCB Travel, Beneficial Health and Tanning, Grabbajabba, and Adelphi Antiques.
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14.]

Pages 2-13 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: the attempt to make Romania's same-sex laws even more repressive, the passage by the U.S. Senate of a bill against same-sex marriage, a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that Air Canada can't be compelled to extend same-sex benefits unless federal law is changed, a meeting by gay and lesbian journalists, the suspension of a cross-dressing high-school student in Vermont, anti-gay slurs on a Los Angeles radio station, homosexual rights in Portugal, an attempt by the Swedish government to deny the existence of serious persecution of homosexuals in Iran, a civil suit by the state government in Maine against a mechanic for harassment of a gay man, IBM's announcement of their extension of same-sex spousal benefits in the USA, the unauthorized mailing of a list of people with HIV to a Florida newspaper, an order to arrest and quarantine AIDS patients in Nigeria, a ruling by the Ontario Board of Inquiry that legislation be amended to remove passages sanctioning the denial of same-sex benefits, a University of Calgary study confirming a high rate of suicide among young gay men, and an article in a Mensa newsletter that appeared to suggest that gay people be eliminated.
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14.]

There was a review of the film Bound (US, 1996), and an article entitled “Spiritual Paths - written by ‘Catherine’ - Part 1 - Chistianity”, which explored “some of the religious paths that provide viable alternatives for gays and lesbians.” There was a recipe for pumpkin soup. There was also a section on entertainment news, including speculation that the “ABC sitcom Ellen may reveal its title character as a lesbian this season”, a report that gay pop singer Jimmy Sommerville has been dropped by his label, reviews of four movies: The Trials of Oscar Wilde (UK, 1960), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (US/Brazil, 1985), Strawberry and Chocolate (Cuba, 1994), and Silent Tongue (US, 1994). There was a book review of Cracks in the Iron Closet (concerning “the culture of Russian lesbians and Gays”) and a cartoon entitled “The Adventures of Catherine and Via”. There was a section on Community Events, which listed regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), the discussion group of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Group, specific dates and topics for the discussion groups of Guelph Queer Equality and of GLLOW, an announcement of three University of Guelph events concerning abuse against gays and lesbians (including within same-sex relationships), information about the activities of KW Frontrunners, and an announcement of the Destination Amsterdam fundraiser in Guelph. There was a feature article on Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE), a section for contributions by readers (including a tribute to local activist Dave Grant, who had passed away on 1995, October 22), an message from ACCKWA, a couple of pages on gay travelling, a page on interesting World Wide Web sites, reviews of three pop music CDs, and an article on “Gay Day“ (also known as “Gay Strike Day”) on which date gays were urged to call in sick to demonstrate how large their presence in the workforce was, and a page of lesbian pictorial images from 1911 to 1930. There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines, and radio shows.
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14.]

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1996, October 15 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, October 16 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Internalized Homophobia: From Within Ourselves and Our Communities

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... Oct. 16 - Internalized Homophobia: From Within Ourselves and Our Communities. All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, September 15, Issue #13, p.25.]

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1996, October 22 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Coming Out Discussion Group: Heterosexism vs Homophobia

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: October 22 - Heterosexism vs Homophobia ... GQE Coming Out Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, October 23 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Relationships: What Do They Mean To Me?

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: October 23 - Relationships: What Do They Mean To Me? ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, October 25 (Friday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Dance

“Psst! The Old Schoolhouse in Guelph is the place to be when GQE holds its monthly dances. Next dance is Friday Oct. 25 9:30 P.M. 611 Silvercreek Parkway near the junction of Hwys 6 & 7. $5.00 cover. LLBO licenced.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.36.]

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1996, October 26 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Halloween Bash

The event was described as follows: “Halloween Bash, Saturday, October 26, 9PM - 3 AM, $3.00 door. Drink specials, prizes.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.17.]

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1996, October 28 (Monday) * University of Guelph * Workshop: Abuse in Lesbian Relationships

“NO MEANS NO Fall '96 Campaign & Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week Workshops and Events at the University of Guelph: ... -‘Abuse in Lesbian Relationships’ Monday, October 28, 6 - 8 p.m. MacKinnon Building, Room 304. Facilitated by Karen Baldwin from the 519 Community Centre. A workshop for lesbians and bisexual women only. For more information on the above workshops please call (519) 824-4120 extension ####.
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, October 29 (Tuesday) * University of Guelph * Workshop: Abuse in Gay Men's Relationships

“NO MEANS NO Fall '96 Campaign & Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week Workshops and Events at the University of Guelph: ... -‘Abuse in Gay Men's Relationships’ Tuesday, October 29, 2 - 4 p.m. University Centre, Room 103. Facilitated by Nick Mule (CLGRO) and Karen Baldwin from the 519 Community Centre. For gay and bisexual men only. ... For more information on the above workshops please call (519) 824-4120 extension ####.
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, October 29 (Tuesday) * University of Guelph * Workshop: Anti-Lesbian and Anti-Gay Violence

“NO MEANS NO Fall '96 Campaign & Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week Workshops and Events at the University of Guelph: -‘Anti-Lesbian and Anti-Gay Violence’ Panel Presentation. Tuesday, October 29, 6 - 8 p.m. University Centre, Room 103. Everyone welcome. ... For more information on the above workshops please call (519) 824-4120 extension ####.
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, October 29 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Coming Out Discussion Group: The Gay/Les/Bi/Trans Community

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... October 29 - The Gay/Les/Bi/Trans Community ... GQE Coming Out Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, October 29 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, October 30 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Same-Sex Couples

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... October 30 - Same-Sex Couples ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, November 5 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Coming Out Discussion Group: GLBT Issues in Society

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... November 5 - GLBT Issues in Society ... GQE Coming Out Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, November 6 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Safer Sex and Related Issues

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... November 6 - Safer Sex and Related Issues ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, November 9 (Saturday) * Destination Amsterdam Fundraising Dance (Guelph)

“Destination Amsterdam, a GayGames '98 fundraising dance for women will be held Saturday, November 9, 1996 at The Loft, 1 Carden Street in Guelph (beside Memorial Gardens Arena). Advance tickets are available at TCB Travel in Kitchener, Reader's Ink in Waterloo and at Disk Oriented in Guelph. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the dance runs till 1 a.m. This is a non-smoking venue. Smokers are requested to light up outside. For more information contact Linda at (###) ###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.23.]

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1996, November 12 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Coming Out Discussion Group: GLBT Issues in Politics

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... November 12 - GLBT Issues in Politics. GQE Coming Out Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, November 12 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, November 13 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Religion and Spirituality

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... November 13 - Religion and Spirituality. All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, October 15, Issue #14, p.22.]

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1996, November 15 (Friday) * Outlook Magazine: Issue #15

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on red-orange paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 44 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included advertisements for Adelphi Antiques, TCB Travel, The Donut Place, Life Designs (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), Club Renaissance, Brad Philpott (M.Sc., therapist at Lifestreams), Angie's Kitchen, ReMax realtors (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), the Robin's Nest, Out & About Radio (including a listing of show dates from Oct. 29 to Dec. 24), the film Flirt being shown at the Princess Cinema, Beneficial Tanning, Uptown Travel, “INCOME TAX CA$H REFUNDS SOON!”, Book 'Em (used books), New Directions Counselling (Gloria Nafziger), Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), an ad about a house to share, Hemp Asylum, Words Worth Books, Erick de Caen (registered massage therapist), Women Out Of Doors, Dr. Denise Robb (gynaecologist), Adults Only Videos, Dr. Disc, Generation X, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Regional Municipality of Waterloo Community Health Department, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, the Artstore of Waterloo, Blairview (bed and Breakfast), and Grabbajabba.
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15.]

Pages 2-10 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: the light sentence given the killer of a lesbian, the extension by General Motors of same-sex benefits in Canada, an arrest in the Pink Paper arson in London (England), attacks on gay offices in Argentina and Croatia, the exclusion of the M.C.C. from the Key West Christmas Parade, the death of actor Beryl Reid (who starred in The Killing of Sister George), the death of Alma Routsong (author of a classic lesbian novel), a favourable poll on gay men and lesbians as parents, statistics on same-sex spousal abuse, successful AIDS Walks in Canada, the US AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed in Washington, the proposal of harsh penalties for homosexuality in Chechnia, anti-gay sentiment in Romania, a court case involving the dismissal of a lawyer because she was lesbian, a report on the sensational trial of Jonathan Schmitz for murdering a gay man after they were both on the Jenny Jones television show, Gay Day at Munich's Oktoberfest, an Australian court case about a lost will involving a lesbian couple, a North Carolina court case dealing with male-on-male sexual harassment, an article about the controversy over a gay-positive article in a high-school newspaper in Colorado, the attempt by the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil to influence the substance of pending legislation granting rights to same-sex couples, and the election of openly gay people to public office in the USA.
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15.]

There was a lengthy article by Adrian Wagner entitled “About Face: Drag and Self in Andy Warhol's Portrait Prints” There was a section on Community Events, which listed regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), the discussion group of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Group, specific dates and topics for the discussion groups of Guelph Queer Equality and of GLLOW, information about the activities of KW Frontrunners, an announcement of a concert of the Rainbow Chorus featuring Cate Friesen, an announcement about an upcoming GQE Dance, and a note indicating that the “Guelph area Gayline has changed its name to Outline.” There was a brief feature on the Hepatitis B vaccine. There was also a section on entertainment news, including a note that performances of Rent would be taking place in Toronto, news about Ellen Degeneres, a listing of three interesting movies to be shown on the Showcase channel: A Room With A View based on the E.M. Forster novel; Carrington about Dora Carrington and Lytton Strachey; and Wonderland. There was also information about MuchMusic features (on Amanda Marshall, Alanis Morissette and Everything But The Girl), a documentary on Dora Carrington on Bravo channel, and three films to be shown at the Princess Cinema (Bound, Basquiat and Flirt). There was a short feature on the local Beneficial Tanning business, an article on the 1997 Damron Address Book (a gay travel guide), a Reader's Corner section (including a poem and a letter to the Editor), and an article entitled “Spiritual Paths - by ‘Catherine’ - Part 2 of 4 - Judaism and the Social Responsibility Faiths” (the latter including the Unitarian-Universalists, Quakers and the Ethical Humanists). There were book reviews of five books, an article by Mark Jordan entitled “The Bashing of the Community - By Us!”, and an article by Uncle Mark entitled “Wheels Away!!! Trucks, Trucks & More Trucks!!!” extolling the virtues of owning a truck. There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines, and radio shows.
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15.]

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1996, November 15 (Friday) * Robin's Nest: Line Dancing

This event was listed on a full-page advertisement for the Robin's Nest (Cambridge) on p.21 of Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15.
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.21.]

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1996, November 15 (Friday) - November 19 (Tuesday) * Princess Cinema: Bound

The following films are showing at the Princess Cinema during this issue's run: Bound - Violet and Corky are making laundry day a very big deal. Starring Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano. November 15 - 19.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.25.]

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1996, November 16 (Saturday) * Rainbow Chorus: An Evening With Cate Friesen and Rainbow Chorus

The following announcement appeared on p.22 of Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15. “Hi Everyone! Looking for fun stuff to do in SouthWestern Ontarioland? Waterloo-Wellington Chorus of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Friends presents An Evening With Cate Friesen and Rainbow Chorus. When- Saturday, November 16, 1996. Time- 8:00 p.m. Where- Westwood United Church, 577 Willow Road, Guelph (West of Hanlon). Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door...children under 12 are $5. A reception will follow the concert in the social hall. For advanced tickets please call (###) ###-####.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, November 19 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Coming Out Discussion Group: Gay Families and Adoptions

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: November 19 - Gay Families and Adoptions ... GQE Coming Out Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, November 20 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Issues of Race, Colour, and Cultural Background

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: November 20 - Issues of Race, Colour, and Cultural Background ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, November 22 (Friday) - November 26 (Tuesday) * Princess Cinema: Basquiat

The following films are showing at the Princess Cinema during this issue's run: ... Basquiat - The story of Jean-Michel Basquiat - a 21-year-old artist who hit it big in 1981 New York. Starring Gary Oldman, Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie and Dennis Hopper. Also featuring Courtney Love and Christopher Walken. November 22 - 26.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.25.]

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1996, November 24 (Sunday) * Robin's Nest: Karaoke

This event was listed on a full-page advertisement for the Robin's Nest (Cambridge) on p.21 of Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15.
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.21.]

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1996, November 26 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Coming Out Discussion Group: Safe Sex and the Fear of AIDS

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... November 26 - Safe Sex and the Fear of AIDS ... GQE Coming Out Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, November 26 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, November 27 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Gaydar: Does It Exist?

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... November 27 - Gaydar: Does It Exist? ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, November 28 (Thursday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Dance

On p.23 of Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, there was the following announcement. “Last month's GQE Dance was the last to be held at the Schooolhouse. However, we will be holding a dance in conjunction with CFRU, the campus radio station on November 28 at a location yet to be announced. Interested parties should call Guelph Queer Equality at (519) 824-4120 [University of Guelph switchboard] extension ####, or email us at ###@#######”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.23.]

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1996, December 3 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Coming Out Discussion Group: Open Meeting for General Discussion

“Guelph Queer Equality Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... December 3 - Open Meeting for General Discussion. GQE Coming Out Discussion Groups are held at University Centre, Room 536 (OTAS Lounge) University of Guelph. 7 - 8:30 p.m.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, December 3 (Tuesday) - December 5 (Thursday) * Princess Cinema: Flirt

The following films are showing at the Princess Cinema during this issue's run: ... Flirt - ‘It's audacious, outrageous and a heck of a lot of fun. Even it you have seen it all before, you'll want to see it again. And again. And again.’ - Rob Salem, Toronto Star. December 3 - 5.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.25.]

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1996, December 4 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Gender Roles

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... December 4 - Gender Roles ... All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, December 8 (Sunday) * Robin's Nest: Karaoke

This event was listed on a full-page advertisement for the Robin's Nest (Cambridge) on p.21 of Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15.
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.21.]

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1996, December 10 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

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1996, December 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: 1996 in Review...Looking Ahead

“GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group has the following meetings upcoming: ... December 11 - 1996 in Review...Looking Ahead. All meetings are held in Hagey Hall (Humanities Bldg.) Room 378 at the University of Waterloo from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information call ###-#### [GLLOW's telephone line].”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.22.]

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1996, December 13 (Friday) * Robin's Nest: Line Dancing

This event was listed on a full-page advertisement for the Robin's Nest (Cambridge) on p.21 of Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15.
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.21.]

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1996, December 15 (Sunday) * Outlook Magazine: Issue #16

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on green paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 44 numbered pages, exclusive of the front and back covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The issue included an insert from Uptown Travel advertising a travel package for the 5th Annual Gay & Lesbian Ski Week (Feb. 2 - 9, 1997). The issue included advertisements for Suite Surprises (“Lingerie & So Much More”), Grabbajabba, Angie's Kitchen, Brad Philpott (M.Sc., therapist at Lifestreams), The Donut Place, “INCOME TAX CA$H REFUNDS SOON!”, Book 'Em (used books), Out & About Radio (including information about the change in its schedule), a page about activities at ACCKWA, Club Renaissance, Erick de Caen (registered massage therapist), Women Out Of Doors, the Artstore of Waterloo, Eye in the Sky (used clothing store), the new Rainbow Community Centre online resource directory, Dr. Denise Robb (gynaecologist), Hemp Asylum, Mark Jordan (car dealer), New Directions Counselling (Gloria Nafziger), an announcement that Brenda Moore and Cindy Butler had been married in September at Club Renaissance, Life Designs (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), Words Worth Books, Dr. Disc, Generation X, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Adults Only Videos, ReMax realtors (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), Uptown Travel, Beneficial Tanning, Regional Municipality of Waterloo Community Health Department, Thistle Antiques and Collectibles, Adelphi Antiques, Blairview (bed and Breakfast), and TCB Travel.
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16.]

Pages 3-16 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: three Canadian unions backing an end to distinctions between heterosexual and homosexual couples in government union agreements, the conviction of Jonathan Schmitz of second-degree murder of a gay man, the case of a lesbian and her family being barred from the Medina Church of the Brethren, the US gay community and President Bill Clinton, the relatively low divorce rate among same-sex Danish couples, a claim by conservatives of the effectiveness of their boycott of Disney because the latter offered same-sex spousal benefits, BBC guidelines on same-sex depictions being stricter than for opposite-sex depictions, the defence of gays and lesbians by a Church of England bishop, censorship of books on homosexuality in schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland, the relationship between sex and the X and Y chromosomes, the attempt by a British inmate in prison for life to have gender reassignment surgery, the opening of the Institute of Human Virology where retrovirus pioneer Robert Gallo was to work, the disruption of a PFLAG meeting by religious fundamentalists in Oklahoma, the removal of two California lesbians from a Mexicana Airlines flight for holding hands, the banning by the Anglican bishop of Ottawa of any more gay weddings in his diocese, gay protests in Barcelona, the gay bridal registry of an Australian retailer, boycott initiatives by Southern Baptists against Disney, an anti-discrimination effort in Jersey (UK), right-wing attacks on sponsors of ABC's “Ellen”, a gay rights case in Botswana, the appointment of a lesbian as Norwegian Justice Minister, the prevalence of sexual-orientation asylum, the controversy over a gay/straight alliance club in an Alaskan high school, and the decision by a Hawaiian judge legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16.]

There was also a section on entertainment news, including a report that Wynonna Judd and her husband were being sued for sexual harassment, a listing of three interesting movies to be shown on the Showcase channel: Caravaggio (by Derek Jarman); Pigalle (by Karim Dridi), and Law of Desire (by Pedro Almodovar); some music specials on MuchMusic (featuring Ashley MacIsaac, Annie Lennox, BareNaked Ladies, and George Michael), a Bravo series on blues musicans (including local artist Rita Chiarelli who had played several times at the Cambridge gay establishment, The Other Side Club), and three Christmas specials (the 1963 Judy Garland Christmas Show, Dame Edna's Christmas Special and the Torvill & Dean farewell show). There was an article by Catherine entitled “Gift Ideas for Lovers, Family and Friends”. There was a seven-page feature entitled “Bill's Story” by Gabi Clayton about the life of her son, bisexual high-school student Bill Clayton, who after struggling with the aftermath of being assaulted in a hate crime, eventually took his own life at the age of 17. There was a page on interesting World Wide Web sites (by Joolz). There was a section on Community Events, which listed regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), the discussion group of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Group, specific dates and topics for the discussion group of GLLOW, information about the activities of KW Frontrunners and a Toronto-based meeting of COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere). There was an article by Errol Semple entitled “Workplace Diversity and Sexual Orientation”, discussing steps that an ethical company can take to “create an inclusive work environment and help its gay employees fit in.” There was an article entitled “Spiritual Paths - written by ‘Catherine’ - Part 3: Eastern Religion - Buddhism, Yoga and Krishna Consciousness” and a travel section prepared by Uptown Travel. There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines, and radio shows.
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16.]

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1996, December 15 (Sunday) * Robin's Nest: Country Christmas

This event was listed on a full-page advertisement for the Robin's Nest (Cambridge) on p.21 of Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15 as follows: “Country Christmas, Sunday, December 15. Open House. Please bring items for Food Bank.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, November 15, Issue #15, p.21.]

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1996, December 15 * Rainbow Community Centre Website Announced

On p.31 of Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, there was the following announcement. “NEW! THE RAINBOW COMMUNITY CENTRE. Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Communities of Waterloo/Wellington Region. We cover a complete listing of LGBT and Friendly Businesses, Entertainment and Leisure, Service and Social Organizations, LGBT Professionals, Rainbow Friends and a listing for groups and events outside our area. We're your one-stop regional resource directory. Check us out! Visit our website at http://www.rainbow.on.ca” [defunct for many years, as of 2011].
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.31.]

In late 1996/early 1997 the Regional Pride Committee announced the creation of the Rainbow Community Centre, a web site which acted as the electronic hub of the RPC and queer community in area. The website was created and managed at first by Dave Callander and Jim Parrott. Later David Welbourne joined the team, creating and managing a detailed events listing. In the early years of the 21st century, the Pride Committee discontinued this service, since planning for the yearly summer Pride Celebration consumed so much energy that they had no more to spare for this detailed online resource directory.
[Source: Jim Parrott.]

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1996, December 16 (Monday) * Out & About Radio: New Day of the Week

“Every Monday from 9:30 'till 10:30 pm get Out & About With Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Tune in for our last show of 1996 on Monday, December 16 at 9:30 pm! Starting Monday January 6, 1996 [sic] Out & About will air weekly.” There was also a note indicating that the show was being broadcast on CKWR 98.7 fm. NOTE: This represents a change of show-time from every other Tuesday to every Monday.
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.16.]

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1996, December 18 (Wednesday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Wednesday, December 18, 3-6pm at UpTown Bingo in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.17.]

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1996, December 21 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Christmas Party With Elvira Kurt

“Merry Christmas. Club Renaissance is having a very special CHRISTMAS PARTY. Saturday, December 21, 1996. 9:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. With Special Guest Elvira Kurt.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.20.]

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1996, December 24 (Tuesday) * Out & About Radio: Date Moved

“Out & About: The Voice of the Region's Gay Community CKWR 98.7 fm. With your hosts Dave Callander and Alan Fraser. Putting the Queer in your Ear every other Tuesday from 8 'till 10 p.m. Tune in for an interesting 2 hours of news and views, music, entertainment and information.” An ad on p.17 of Outlook Magazine, June 1996, Issue #1 gave the schedule of show dates from May 14 to Dec.24.
[source: Outlook, 1996, June, Issue #10, p.17.]

This show date appears to have been altered between the November and December 1996 issues of Outlook. On p.16 of Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, is the following: “Tune in for our last show of 1996 on Monday, December 16 at 9:30 pm!”
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.16.]

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1996, December 28 (Saturday) * ACCKWA: Bingo Fundraiser

On a page entitled “A Message From ACCKWA” was an announcement about a bingo fundraiser Saturday, December 28, 6-9pm at UpTown Bingo in Waterloo.
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.17.]

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1996, December 31 (Tuesday) * Club Renaissance: New Year's Eve Party

“Happy New Year! 1997. Club Renaissance hosts a New Year's Eve Party. Tuesday, December 31, 1996. 9:00 p.m. till 3:00 a.m. 24 Charles Street West, Downtown Kitchener.”
[source: Outlook, 1996, December 15, Issue #16, p.43.]

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