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Events in Grand River Rainbow Communities


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1998

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1998, February * GLLOW: Advanced Topic Group

The first meeting of the “Advanced Topic Group” is held. The ATG runs at the same time as the Coming Out Discussion Group, with topics intended for those who have been out for some time. Queer-themed movies are also shown monthly. The ATG runs until the end of 1999 when the head facilitator moves.
[source: Nigel Flear; Scott Schau can provide more information.]

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1998, Spring * Outlook Magazine: Issue #27 - Q1

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook Magazine Quarterly The Voice of the Region's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Community Serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford and Surrounding Areas” The front and back covers were printed on red paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 52 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"). Page 1 contained a message from the Publisher (Mark Jordan) and the Editor (Rick Lethbridge) entitled “We're Back”, in which they indicated that they were continuing to publish Outlook Magazine after receiving many messages of support from readers; the frequency of the publication was to be changed to quarterly, with issues published in March, June, September and December. The issue included advertisements for Suite Surprises (“Lingerie & So Much More”), Grabbajabba, Silhouette Cosmetic Laser Clinics, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Club Renaissance, New Directions Counselling (Gloria Nafziger), WildeWood Guest House, Beneficial Tanning, Jean-Paul Pilon (Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public), Turning Leaves (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), Lynn Dykeman (counselling), Peter D. Martel (Chartered Accountant), TCB Travel, A * Base (business services), Latte on the Loose - Aroma Coffeehouse, Schreiter's Furniture, Eye in the Sky (used and vintage clothing), Womanworks (graphic design), Adelphi Antiques, Words Worth Books, Generation X, a tribute to Colleen Coolin (who passed away 1997, April 7), the film Live Flesh by Almodovar playing at the Princess Cinema, Janelle T. Wielhouwer (M.S.W., psychotherapy), ReMax realtors (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), 10% Qtv (on Rogers cable), easy.net, Christina Edwards (counselling), Kathy Frey (counselling), Wendy Bonza (Lifestreams Counselling Centre), an ad for shared accommodation, a house sale, a message about pushing for proper inclusion in the 2001 Census, a message from ACCKWA, Mansfield Shirt Co., Regional Municipality of Waterloo Community Health Department, Royal Lepage realtors (Annette Escobar and Bruce Taylor), TOOLS Final Send-Off Dance, Angie's Kitchen, and Rainbow Ridge Resort.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1.]

Pages 4-24 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: the climbing accident of NDP MP Svend Robinson, an inquiry into the refusal by Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside to proclaim Pride Day, changes in British immigration laws for same-sex couples, a case involving a serial killer of gay men in Virginia, the death of a co-founder of the gay bookstore chain “A Different Light Bookstore”, a conference for African-Americans in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a US lawsuit involving forcible anti-lesbigay brainwashing of a youth, first legal lesbian marriage in the Netherlands, an initiative to attract gay and lesbian tourists to London (England), same-sex couples welcome at a San Antonio high school prom, a South African lawsuit aimed at same-sex benefits for a lesbian police captain, the possibility of same-sex marriage in South Africa, an act of self-immolation in St. Peter's Square to protest anti-homosexual sentiment in society, same-sex parents rights beginning in British Columbia, planning for the Millenium March on Washington for Equal Rights to be held in 2000 (the previous one being 1993), a new gay bathhouse for Edmonton, same-sex spousal benefits for City of Toronto employees, the possibility of adoption by same-sex couples in the Netherlands, anti-homophobia workshops in Toronto high schools, Britain`s five Carribean Dependent Territories told by Britain to legalize homosexuality, drug interactions between the antihistamine Hismanal and some HIV drugs, a victory in Brazil for property inheritance in a same-sex relationship in the absence of a will, the loss of an historic Provincetown gay hotel in a fire, a set-back for same-sex spousal benefits in Europe, homophobia and gay persecution in Russia, the invitation of a gay couple to the Danish Queen`s royal ball, greater gay freedom in Cuba, a court challenge to the censorship of gay books by a British Columbia school district, condemnation of gay marriage by the Pope, open lesbians on the Canadian national women's hockey team, the survival of an execution attempt by three gay Afghans, and gay rights problems in New Zealand.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1.]

The “Books” section contained book reviews of Truman Capote (by George Plimpton) and The Gay Metropolis: 1940-1996 (by Charles Kaiser). There was also an article by William J. Mann entitled “Hollywood's Wisecracker: Seventy years before Ellen, William Haines dared to be out of the celluloid closet”. There was a section entitled “The Advocate” by local lawyer Jean-Paul Pilon; in this instalment he discussed a significant case concerning gay and lesbian rights that was headed for the Supreme Court of Canada. There was also a tribute to Colleen Coolin (who passed away on April 7, 1997). There was an article by Janelle Wielhouwer and Larence Kirkby-McLean entitled “Abuse in Same Sex Relationships”. There was a short piece entitled “Human Rights: Are They For Everyone?”. The “Entertainment” section mentioned a high school drama production based on a piece of gay history, a French film about a transgendered boy that won a Golden Globe Award, the upcoming airing by the Showtime channel of More Tales of the City (by Armistead Maupin), a Citibank donation to the AIDS foundation of Elton John, Madonna expected to appear an AIDS-themed film (The Red Door), a new album by Tori Amos, and several films to be shown on the Showcase channel.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1.]

There was an article by Tommy in Toronto entitled “Growing Up Normal in a Perfect World”, in which the author describes his experiences as a heterosexual man in coming to learn about homophobia and heterosexism and how they have affected his own life. There was a section on Community Events (entitled “What's Happening?”), which listed information about Rainbow Youth (a discussion group for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth sponsored by ACCKWA), weekly dances and weekly meetings of Guelph Queer Equality, regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), activities of TG BOYS (a transgender group for Female-to-Male TG/TS folks), activities of the Gaymers (a group of men and women into gaming), a listing of local gay radio shows, a fundraiser for teams wanting to go to the Amsterdam Gay Games, a social group for lesbian / bisexual women over 25, specific dates and topics for the discussion group of GLLOW, meetings of a drop in support for queer youth in Guelph, and information about the activities of the KW Aquatics Club and KW Frontrunners. The “Readers Corner” section included two poems, and six letters to Outlook thanking Mark and Rick for providing the area with such an excellent resource. There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1.]

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1998, March * GLLOW Goes to See Rent in Toronto

GLLOW sells tickets to see the musical Rent at the Royal Alex in Toronto. The musical, set in New York City, features several characters who are HIV-positive, transgendered, and gay.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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1998, March 4 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Bisexuality: Exploring Our Feelings and Misconceptions

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics. March 4 - Bisexuality: Exploring Our Feelings and Misconceptions.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, March 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Peer Groups

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [March] 11 - Peer Groups.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, March 18 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Media Images and Role Models

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [March] 18 - Media Images and Role Models.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, March 23 (Monday) - May 11 (Monday) * New Directions Counselling: Workshop: Women Coming Out in Heterosexual Relationships

“NEW DIRECTIONS COUNSELLING presents our Spring line-up of Workshops Women Coming Out in Heterosexual Relationships - Begins March 23 and runs for 8 consecutive Monday nights. - Cost $120.00 - Topics include Homophobia, Spirituality, Children, and the Meaning of Naming. ... Call Gloria at (###) ###-#### for information or to book your space!”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.6.]

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1998, March 25 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Politics and Sexuality

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [March] 25 - Politics and Sexuality.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1997, March 27 (Friday) - March 31 (Tuesday) * Princess Cinema: Live Flesh

On p.33 of Outlook, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, was a full-page ad for Live Flesh by director Pedro Almodóvar.
[source: Outlook, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.33.]

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1998, April 1 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Crushes and Infatuations

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... April 1 - Crushes and Infatuations.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, April 4 (Saturday) * New Directions Counselling: Workshop: Spirituality as Reflected in The Seasons of our Lives

“NEW DIRECTIONS COUNSELLING presents our Spring line-up of Workshops ... Spirituality as Reflected in The Seasons of our Lives - Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 am tp 2:30 pm. - Cost for this one-day workshop will be $40.00. ... Call Gloria at (###) ###-#### for information or to book your space!”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.6.]

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1998, April 8 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Hometowns: Where I Came From

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [April] 8 - Hometowns: Where I Came From.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, April 15 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Same-Sex Couples

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [April] 15 - Same-Sex Couples.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, April 22 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Marriage and Parenting

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [April] 22 - Marriage and Parenting.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, April 29 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Breaking Up: Dealing with Ex's in a Small Community

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [April] 29 - Breaking Up: Dealing with Ex's in a Small Community.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, May 6 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out to Yourself

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... May 6 - Coming Out to Yourself.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, May 9 (Saturday) * Destination Amsterdam: Dance

“TOOLS Final Send-Off Dance, Saturday May 9, 1998, Phoenix Rollersport Banquet Hall. For Tickets and Additional Information call or visit Reader's Ink: Waterloo (###) ###-####. TICKETS $8.00 IN ADVANCE. $10.00 AT THE DOOR.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.51.]

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1998, May 13 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out to Others

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [May] 13 - Coming Out to Others.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, May 20 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Coming Out to Parents and Other Relatives

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [May] 20 - Coming Out to Parents and Other Relatives.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, May 24 (Saturday) * New Directions Counselling: Workshop: Parenting Issues Specific to Lesbian Mothers and their Partners

“NEW DIRECTIONS COUNSELLING presents our Spring line-up of Workshops ... Parenting Issues Specific to Lesbian Mothers and their Partners - Saturday, May 24 from 9:30 am tp 2:30 pm. - Strategies and philosophies of parenting children of all ages. - Cost for this workshop is $70.00 per couple / $40 per individual. Call Gloria at (###) ###-#### for information or to book your space!”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.6.]

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1998, May 27 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: How Do I Meet People?

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [May] 27 - How Do I Meet People?.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, Summer * Outlook Magazine: Issue #28 - Q2

The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook Magazine Quarterly The Voice of the Region's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Community Serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford and Surrounding Areas” On p.2 near the top of the “CONTENTS” was the banner “Issue #28 - Q2, June 1998.” The front and back covers were printed on orange paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 56 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 Suite Surprises (“Lingerie & So Much More”), Grabbajabba, Tri-Pride OUT'98 (to be held June 20), WildeWood Guest House, Beneficial Tanning Salon, Jean-Paul Pilon (Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public), Turning Leaves (Larence P.N. Kirkby-MacLean, M.S.W), Deep Relaxation Therapy (by Rhonda), Lynn Dykeman (counselling), Peter D. Martel (Chartered Accountant), TCB Travel, Colleen Montgomery (barrister & solicitor), Latte on the Loose - Aroma Coffeehouse, Alternatives Counselling (Marion Markham), ReMax realtors (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), Eye in the Sky (used and vintage clothing), Womanworks (graphic design), Adelphi Antiques, 5th International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Criminal Justice Professionals (September 17-20, 1998, Vancouver), New Directions Counselling (Gloria Kropf Nafziger), Silhouette Cosmetic Laser Clinics, the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line, Future Lincoln Mercury Ford Trucks (Mark Jordan), 10% Qtv (on Rogers cable), easy.net, Amazon Electric, Royal Lepage realtors (Annette Escobar and Bruce Taylor), Mansfield Shirts, Club Renaissance, Janelle T. Wielhouwer (M.S.W., psychotherapy), The Pet Auntie (pet sitting by Lynn McDowell), Talking Trees (books & music), Beaver Creek Housing Co-op, Out & About (queer radio), Financial Concept Group (Bonnie Babin), Schreiter's Furniture, Christina Edwards (counselling), Kathy Frey (counselling), Wendy Bonza (Lifestreams Counselling Centre), an ad for shared accommodation, outdoor sports ad (actually for Tri-Pride OUT'98), TOOLS Final Send off (golf tournament), Generation X, Regional Municipality of Waterloo Community Health Department, Angie's Kitchen, and Rainbow Ridge Resort.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2.]

Pages 3-22 were devoted to news items, covering such topics as: the landmark same-sex alimony case in Ontario being appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that Alberta must amend its human rights code to include sexual orientation (and the acquiescence by the government of Alberta), an openly gay man in the running for the post of Episcopal bishop in New Jersey, growing tolerance for gay men and lesbians in the USA, an Ontario court ruling in favour of same-sex pension benefits, an improvement in lesbian rights in Romania, a new study linking homophobia and homosexual arousal, an Australian jailed for HIV transmission, statements by Archibishop Tutu against homophobia, the election of a New Zealand transsexual to city council, Japanese censorship of a book portraying homosexual activity by celebrated novelist Yukio Mishima, confirmation that Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by HIV, plans to lift the ban on gay service in the British Army, Chrysler Canada ordered to provide same-sex spousal benefits, a court case involving a lesbian foster mother in Alberta, the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, the disruption by OutRage of a sermon by the Archibishop of Canterbury because of the latter's homophobia, a call for a formal apology and compensation for gay and lesbian victims of RCMP witch hunts in the 1950s and 1960s, a drop in AIDS deaths in Canada, an international campaign for greater rights for sexual minorities, France to move ahead with same-sex partnerships but not marriage, hostility to gay and lesbian cruise ships in some resort islands in the Atlantic and Carribean, the case of a serial killer of gay men in Indiana, right-wing homophobia against teachers in Italy, a gay-friendly Russian politican, same-sex spousal benefits for Saskatchewan government employees, a government-sponsored nation-wide survey of Canadian lesbigays under the oversight of EGALE, the cessation of qc Magazine (a three-year-old monthly magazine for Canadian gays and lesbians), a Quebec court ruling equalizing same-sex relations for people from 14 to 18, a court case involving a Toronto doctor who wrote suicide prescriptions for asymptomatic HIV patients, Cyprus urged to decriminalize homosexuality, and an official date for the Millenium March on Washington (namely April 30, 2000).
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2.]

There was an article by David Seubert entitled “Adult Novels of Men in the Womanless World: Gay Pulp Fiction of the 1950's and 1960's”. The “Entertainment” section mentioned Holly McNarland, Lilith Fair, Chastity Bono, the Ellen show, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), an AIDS awareness program in India started by Richard Gere, a bequest from Tammy Wynette to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the coming out of singer George Michael, the transsexual character in Coronation Street, the increasing number of positive films with gay male characters, and the cancellation of Ellen almost one year after its famous coming-out episode. There was also a personal piece by Larence Kirkby-McLean and Janelle Wielhouwer entitled “The Darker Side of The Soul” exploring the themes of loss and disappointment. The “Books” section contained book reviews of Married Women Who Love Women (by Carren Strock), My Father's Scar (by Michael Cart), Collected Essays and Early Novels (by James Baldwin), Women in Love: Portraits & Stories of Lesbian Mothers and Their Families (by Barbara Seyda and Diana Herrera), and Writings 1903-1932 and Writings 1932-1946 (by Gertrude Stein).
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2.]

There was an article by Lyn McGinnis entitled “The Joy of Co-op Living”. There was a section entitled “The Advocate” by local lawyer Jean-Paul Pilon; in this instalment he discussed a recent court ruling that allows same-sex couples to benefit from the pension provision of the Income Tax Act in Canada. In the “SPEAKING OUT“ section, Marion Markham talked of the importance of speaking up when we hear hurtful things being said. There was a section on Community Events (entitled “What's Happening?”), which listed information about Rainbow Youth (a discussion group for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth sponsored by ACCKWA), weekly dances and weekly meetings of Guelph Queer Equality, regular Sunday meetings of the M.C.C. Rainbow Church (Guelph), activities of TG BOYS (a transgender group for Female-to-Male TG/TS folks), activities of the Gaymers (a group of men and women into gaming), a listing of local gay radio shows, a social group for lesbian / bisexual women over 25, specific dates and topics for the discussion group of GLLOW, meetings of a drop in support for queer youth in Guelph, information about the activities of the KW Aquatics Club and KW Frontrunners, a brief notice of the Tri-Pride OUT'98 celebration to be held in Victoria Park on June 20th, information about a new local group called Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance, and a BBQ - Corn Roast - Dance to be held in August. There was also a listing of mostly local community groups and helplines.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2.]

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1998, June 3 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Discrimination from Within the LGBT Community

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... June 3 - Discrimination from Within the LGBT Community.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, June 5 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, June 10 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Safer Sex and Related Issues

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [June] 10 - Safer Sex and Related Issues.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, June 12 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, June 13 (Saturday) * Destination Amsterdam: Golf Tournament

“TOOLS FINAL SEND OFF Golf Tournament. Saturday, June 13, 1998, Waterloo Golf Academy. For more info. call: (###) ###-#### Registration closes June 6.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.53.]

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1998, June 17 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Growing Up Different

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [June] 17 - Growing Up Different.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.49.]

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1998, June 19 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, June 20 (Saturday) * Tri Pride, Out '98

“The transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay communities of Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph are celebrating their Pride Saturday June 20 at Victoria Park in Kitchener. Transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay people and their friends and family are invited to come to the Clocktower, at the southeastern edge of the park, from 1 to 5pm. Regional pride has outgrown its indoor venue - come and be a part of this exciting event in the sun!”
[source: Media release - Tri Pride, Out '98.]

On p.3 of Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, there was the following information about the local Pride Celebration. “Plans are now underway for the Waterloo-Wellington Pride 98 Celebration. It will span a week in mid to late June, and will culminate with an outdoor celebration on a weekend afternoon. In order to learn more as it develops, email rpc@#########; or telephone: ###-####(Guelph) [the OUTline number] or ###-#### (KW and Cambridge); or go to the website at http://www.####### or attend the next meeting of the Steering Committee, Mar.21, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm., Rm.2134, Student Life Centre, University of Waterloo.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Spring, Issue #27 - Q1, p.3.]

On p.1 of Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, there was a full-page advertisement for Tri-Pride OUT'98. The text of that advertisement follows. “Tri-Pride OUT'98. The Waterloo-Wellington Pride Celebration of 1998 will take place outside in Kitchener's Victoria Park — and you're invited! The festivities start at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 20th and run until 7:00 pm. We'll be at the Clock Tower in Victoria Park, only a few yards west of the Kitchener Bus Terminal — handy for you out-of-town folk! We're Having A Picnic! Hey, gals 'n' pals! Come on down and bring those frisbees, soccer balls, and hula hoops! Bring your own food and drink (non-alcoholic, please), maybe some extra to share with a new friend? See old friends! Meet new people! Find out what your community has to offer! Celebrate our diversity! Join a new group! Show your pride and have fun! Contact info email: #######. phone: ###-#### (K-W). web: ###########. Saturday June 20th — 1:00 to 7:00 pm by the clock tower, Victoria Park, Kitchener
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.1.]

“In 1998, Pride Celebrations moved outdoors for the first time ever. It was a very successful day. Out and About radio taped a show during the day in the park. There were speakers and music along with many information tables. Out-'98 was held in Kitchener's Victoria Park by the clock tower. While spirits were high, shade was nowhere to be found on this very hot and sunny day.”
[source: Pride Guide 2006, May 27th - June 4th, p.29.]

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1998, June 20 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Workshop: The AfterParty

“CLUB RENAISSANCE SIMPLY THE BEST.... Don't forget about The AfterParty at Club Renaissance... ...following festivities in Victoria Park for Tri-Pride - Out '98, Saturday, June 20, 1998 (Starts at 7pm, and goes all night long!!!) Kitchener-Waterloo's Premier Gay Bar, 24 Charles St West ~ Kitchener, Ontario.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.37.]

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1998, June 24 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Gay History / Gay Pride

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [June] 24 - Gay History / Gay Pride ... The CODG will not be meeting for the month of August.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.50.]

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1998, June 26 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, July 3 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, July 8 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Politics and Sexuality

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [July] 8 - Politics and Sexuality ... The CODG will not be meeting for the month of August.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.50.]

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1998, July 10 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, July 11 (Saturday) * New Directions Counselling: Workshop: Spirituality and The Seasons of our Lives: Summer's Playground

“NEW DIRECTIONS COUNSELLING Upcoming Workshops July 11, 1998 - Spirituality and The Seasons of our Lives: Summer's Playground ... To register or obtain more information, contact Gloria at (###) ###-####. Gloria Kropf Nafziger, MSW ######@#######
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.27.]

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1998, July 15 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Media Images and Role Models

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [July] 15 - Media Images and Role Models ... The CODG will not be meeting for the month of August.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.50.]

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1998, July 17 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, July 22 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Peer Groups

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [July] 22 - Peer Groups ... The CODG will not be meeting for the month of August.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.50.]

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1998, July 24 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, July 29 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Gay/Les/Bi/Trans People in the Workplace

GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group The Coming Out Discussion Group provides a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore our sexuality through sharing experiences with one another. We operate as a support group, rather than a therapy or counselling group. You become part of the group just by sitting in the circle. You aren't forced to talk in the group; you talk when you are ready. Everyone is welcome to these sessions. The GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting in Room 378 of Hagey Hall (Humanities Building) at the University of Waterloo. Schedule of Topics ... [July] 29 - Gay/Les/Bi/Trans People in the Workplace. The CODG will not be meeting for the month of August.
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.50.]

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1998, July 31 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, August 7 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, August 8 (Saturday) * BBQ - Corn Roast - Dance

BBQ - Corn Roast - Dance Hosted by Sound Advice Professional Disc Jockey Services (of Kitchener) and Gommorah's (of Hamilton) our next event will be a corn roast/BBQ and dance on August 8th. For information, directions or tickets call Laura at Sound Advice ###-####.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.51.]

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1998, August 14 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, August 21 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, August 28 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, September 4 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, September 11 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, September 18 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, September 19 (Saturday) * New Directions Counselling: Workshop: Celebrating Our Strengths: Diverse families

“NEW DIRECTIONS COUNSELLING Upcoming Workshops ... September 19, 1998 - Celebrating Our Strengths: Diverse families ... To register or obtain more information, contact Gloria at (###) ###-####. Gloria Kropf Nafziger, MSW ######@#######
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.27.]

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1998, September 25 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, October * GLLOW Changes Name to GLOW

At a regular business meeting, the GLLOW executive decides to drop the word “Liberation” from their name in order to sound less militant. The group starts using the name “Gays & Lesbians of Waterloo” and the acronym “GLOW”.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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1998, October 2 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“Seriously Bent - Out & About Queer Radio. Moving to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. in June on... CKWR FM 98.5. Putting the queer in your ear for over five years.”
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.47.]

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1998, October 5 (Monday) * Women Out Opening Doors Socially: Legal & Financial Seminar

WOODS Open Event: Legal & Financial Seminar at 6:30 pm. This is a free seminar, including dinner; learn how to invest wisely and avoid legal ramifications for same-sex couples. Limited seating at restaurant. RSVP to Dona by September 28th.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.10.]

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1998, October 9 (Friday) * The Voice Magazine Began

Volume 1, Issue 1 of The Voice magazine, a community-based publication appeared on October 9, 1998. It continued to be published until Volume 5, Issue 5 in February, 2003.
[source: holdings statement in the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives.]

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1998, October 9 (Friday) * The Voice Magazine: Volume 1, Issue 1

The header on the cover of this issue read: “The Voice Serving the K-W and Area LGBT Community Issue One Volume One Friday October 9, 1998.” This issue had 26 pages (plus front cover and verso of front cover, for a total of 28 pages); its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). On the front cover was the following notice “In The Spotlight: ‘Women Out Opening Doors Socially’ WOODS in Waterloo and Wellington Counties.” Just below that was “Hi and Welcome! October 1998. The Voice Begins to Speak!” There were advertisements for Alternatives Counselling (Marion Markham), Peter D. Martel (Chartered Accountant), Latte on the Loose, Generation X alternative video & Media, Jean Paul Pilon (Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public), Royal LePage Crown Realty Services, Words Worth Books, TCB Travel, John N. Nauss (holistic consultant), First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo (“Services of Union for Same-Sex Couples and other rites of passage”), Beaver Creek Housing Co-op, and the Princess Cinema.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1.]

On page 1, was an introductory statement saying indicating that The Voice was to be a monthly publication and was to pick up where Outlook magazine had left off. The editorial on page 3 began “Editor - A.J. Mahari The Voice is a new publication which has come about as a result of the discontinuation of Outlook Magazine.” The verso of the cover advertises Out & About Queer Radio at Fridays, 9:30 p.m. on CKWR FM, 98.5. On p.3, there is an announcement about the Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA), a “new K-W LGBT organization that meets on Thursday nights, at the Victoria School Centre, 25 Joseph St, (Program Room) from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.” There was an article entitled “Thoughts on Suicide” by Janelle T. Weilhouwer and Larence Kirkby-Mclean, and an article entitled “Ageism” by DJ. There was a business page that featured Latte on the Loose, and an article entitled “A Life Less Ordinary” by Editor A. J. Mahari. There was a listing of 8 events on specific dates, as well as information about ongoing events for: the KW Aquatics Club (KWAC) (Sundays 9:00 to 10:00 am, Fridays 7:00 to 8:00 pm), the Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church in Guelph (Sundays 7:00 pm), the KW Frontrunners (Tuesdays and Saturdays), the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group of ACCKWA (Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm), the GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group (Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:00 pm), the GLLOW Night (Wednesdays (9:00 to 11:00 pm), the ORRA (Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance) (Thursdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm), and the Rainbow Ridge Dance (every Saturday until end of October, beginning 8:00 pm).
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1.]

There was a description of “Living in Lesbian and Gay Families,” which was “a photograph-text exhibit documenting over thiry families of diverse racial, cultural, economic and religious backgrounds with lesbian or gay grandparents, parents, teenagers, or young adults. There was a selection of quotations relevant to the rainbow community, a film review by Clayton Chrusch of I think I Do and an announcement of a coming performance of “The Sum of Us” by the K-W Little Theatre. “In the Spotlight” featured WOODS (Women Out Opening Doors Socially), and indicated that the group had formed 10 years previously as Women Out of Doors, but had in recent years broadened its scope so that it no longer concentrated on outdoor activites: hence the name change to Women Out Opening Doors Socially. There was an article entitled “Are We, as Lesbians, Invisible?” by A. J. Mahari, a book review (by Rayne Jarvis) of “Getting Used to Dying” by Zhang Xianliang, and some poems. There was also an article entitled “It Begins With The First Step” by A.J. Mahari.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1.]

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1998, October 9 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, inside front cover.]

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1998, October 9 (Friday) - October 12 (Monday) * Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian and Gay Concerns: Convention

“‘Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Stories for the Next Millenium’ The Brethren/Mennonite Council for Lesbian and Gay Concerns (BMC) invites you to join them in Bolton, Ontario for their biennial convention. The convention begins Friday evening, October 9, and concludes Monday morning, October 12.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.10.]

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1998, October 11 (Sunday) * KW Aquatics Club (KWAC): Swimming

Sundays. KW Aquatics Club (KWAC) swims at the Waterloo Recreational Center Swimplex on Father David Bauer Drive in Waterloo. There are no membership fees, but members pay individually for admission to the pool. We are open to swimmers at all levels and orientations. We swim on Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, then go for brunch afterwards. For more information, email us at ########@#######.##.##, or phone Kevin at ###-####, Mark at ###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, October 11 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays ... Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, October 13 (Tuesday) * Interfaith Counselling Agency: Homecoming Group Began

“‘Homecoming’ is a group that will be run by the Interfaith Counselling Agency, beginning on October 13th. This group is open to Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals and Transgendered people 25 years and older.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.10.]

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1998, October 16 (Friday) * Princess Cinema: Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss

“Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss plays at the Princess Cinema at 9:20 pm.” The back cover has a full-page advertisement for this film, and indicates that it ran from “Friday, Oct.16 - Monday Oct.19”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.11 and back cover.]

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1998, October 16 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, inside front cover.]

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1998, October 18 (Sunday) * KW Aquatics Club (KWAC): Swimming

Sundays. KW Aquatics Club (KWAC) swims at the Waterloo Recreational Center Swimplex on Father David Bauer Drive in Waterloo. There are no membership fees, but members pay individually for admission to the pool. We are open to swimmers at all levels and orientations. We swim on Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, then go for brunch afterwards. For more information, email us at ########@#######.##.##, or phone Kevin at ###-####, Mark at ###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, October 18 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays ... Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, October 21 (Wednesday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Anti-Violence Prayer Vigil

On p.29 of 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2 of The Voice Magazine was a report of entitled “Anti-Violence Prayer Vigil”. Its first paragraph read as follows. “On the evening of Wednesday, October 21st a group of thirty people gathered in St. George's Square in Guelph for an anti-violence prayer vigil. Organized by the Rainbow MCC of Guelph. The event honoured ‘the life and memory of Matthew Shepard, and all those who have died in hate-motivated acts of violence.’ Through diverse prayers, meditations, music and messages an opportunity was provided for people not only to grieve but also to commit themselves to ‘creating a world filled not with violence but with peace; not with hatred, but with love.’ Thank you Rainbow MCC.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.29.]

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1998, October 22 (Thursday) * Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre: The Sum of Us Run Began

“The Sum of Us begins its two week performance run at 8 pm at the Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, 9 Princess Street East in Waterloo.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.11.]

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1998, October 23 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, inside front cover.]

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1998, October 24 (Saturday) * New Directions Counselling: Workshop: Spirituality and The Seasons of our Lives: Autumn's Mystery

“NEW DIRECTIONS COUNSELLING Upcoming Workshops ... October 24, 1998 - Spirituality and The Seasons of our Lives: Autumn's Mystery. To register or obtain more information, contact Gloria at (###) ###-####. Gloria Kropf Nafziger, MSW ######@#######
[source: Outlook Magazine, 1998, Summer, Issue #28 - Q2, p.27.]

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1998, October 24 (Saturday) * Out & About Radio and GLLOW: Pink Party at UW Fed Hall

“October 24, Saturday. The Pink Party - ‘Making History’, a dance at Federation Hall, University of Waterloo Campus. Join campus and community members from Toronto, Hamilton, London and Waterloo-Wellington as we celebrate our Queer History. The fun starts at 9 pm! Throughout the evening the irreverent ‘Lads in Lashes’ will take centre stage to help ‘drag’ us through the subtle passages of time. This first annual ‘all ages’ Homohop is presented by Out & About - Queer Radio and GLLOW. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at the GLLOW office and at many local gay-friendly businesses. Call Mike at ###-###-#### for more ticket information. Circle OCTOBER 24TH on your calendar and plan to attend this mega event. For more information or to volunteer call ###-#### or listen to OUT & ABOUT - Queer Radio heard Fridays at 9:30pm on CKWR 98.5fm.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.11]

“Come to The Pink Party ... making history and celebrate the launch of The Voice. all ages - great prizes - party begins at 9 pm October 24, 1998, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, presented by Out & About Queer Radio & Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo (GLLOW) with special guest performances by Lads in Lashes. $8 in advance, $10 door. ### ### #### outandabout.on.ca”
[a pink flyer for the event beginning “Come to The Pink Party ... making history and celebrate the launch of The Voice”.]

Out and About continued to host dances twice annually until the radio show went off the air in 2000.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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1998, October 25 (Sunday) * KW Aquatics Club (KWAC): Swimming

Sundays. KW Aquatics Club (KWAC) swims at the Waterloo Recreational Center Swimplex on Father David Bauer Drive in Waterloo. There are no membership fees, but members pay individually for admission to the pool. We are open to swimmers at all levels and orientations. We swim on Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, then go for brunch afterwards. For more information, email us at ########@#######.##.##, or phone Kevin at ###-####, Mark at ###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, October 25 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays ... Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, October 30 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, inside front cover.]

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1998, October 31 (Saturday) * Rainbow Ridge Resort: Dance

“October 31, Saturday. Hallowe'en. Rainbow Ridge Dance. Naturally, tonight will be a Hallowe'en Dance. The Dance Club opens at 8 o'clock and is licensed. For more information, call the Rainbow Ridge at #-###-###-####.” The Rainbow Ridge Resort was located in the Grand Valley area, near Orangeville.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.11]

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1998, October 31 (Saturday) * “Hallowe'en Scream Dance” (Hamilton)

“‘Hallowe'en Scream’ Tickets are now on sale for this dance and costume party at the CNIB Hall in Hamilton, and has a ‘come as your favourite movie star’ theme. Prizes, excellent music, and food are included. Tickets are $10 in advance and $14 at the door (if they are available, and they likely won't be). Tickets are now available from Sound Advice Professional Disc Jockey Services (in Kitchener) at ###-#### or at Gomorrah's in Hamilton (on James St.) at (###) ###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.11]

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1998, November 1 (Sunday) * KW Aquatics Club (KWAC): Swimming

Sundays. KW Aquatics Club (KWAC) swims at the Waterloo Recreational Center Swimplex on Father David Bauer Drive in Waterloo. There are no membership fees, but members pay individually for admission to the pool. We are open to swimmers at all levels and orientations. We swim on Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, then go for brunch afterwards. For more information, email us at ########@#######.##.##, or phone Kevin at ###-####, Mark at ###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, November 1 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays ... Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.8.]

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1998, November 2 (Monday) * The Voice Magazine: Volume 1, Issue 2

The header on the cover of this issue read: “The Voice Serving the K-W and Area LGBT Community Issue Two Volume One Monday November 2, 1998.” This issue had 56 pages exclusive of the covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). The front cover referred to some of the contents of the issue, with particular emphasis on those concerning the recent (October 12) murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming. At the bottom of the front cover was a banner stating “The Voice Speaks! November 1998.” There were advertisements for Suite Surprises (lingerie and so much more), Grabbajabba, Schreiter's Furniture, Jean-Paul Pilon (Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public), Peter D. Martel (Chartered Accountant), Club Rennaisance, Generation X (alternative video & media), Jane A. McKenzie (Barrister, Solicitor and Notary), Pet Sitting (Lynn McDowell), Alternatives Counselling (Marion Markham), John N. Nauss (holistic consultant), Out & About Queer Radio (Fridays, 9:30 p.m. on CKWR FM, 98.5), Adelphi Antiques, Imagine (hair salon), Easynet, Wendy Bonza (psychotherapist, art therapist), Golden Triangle On Line, ReMAX (Alan D. Goetz), Talking Trees (books & music), Gomorrah's (Hamilton's Gay and Lesbian Retail Store), Latte on the Loose, ReMAX (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), TCB Travel, New Directions Counselling (Gloria Kropf Nafziger), Beaver Creek Housing Co-op, and First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo (“Services of Union for Same-Sex Couples and other rites of passage”).
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2.]

On p.1 was an article entitled “Ontario Liberals Support Gay Rights” by A.J. Mahari. On p.3 was an editorial entitled “Matthew Shepard's death: a tragedy: a hate crime” by A.J. Mahari. There was also an obituary for Matthew Shepard, a poem for him, a Washington Post article by Tom Kenworthy on his death entitled “In Wyoming, Homecoming Infused with Hard Lesson on Intolerance”. There was a listing of 10 events on specific dates, as well as information about ongoing events for: the Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church in Guelph (Sundays 7:00 pm), Guelph Queer Equality (Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm), the Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting 6:30 pm), the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group of ACCKWA (Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm), the GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group (Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm), GLLOW's Second Discussion Group (Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm), the GLLOWNight social (Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 pm), the ORRA (Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance) (Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm), the KW Aquatics Club (KWAC) and the KW Frontrunners.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2.]

There was also an article entitled “Matthew Shepard: The Front Lines (Perspective of an American)” by S. Vaught, an article entitled “Reflections from a Canadian Legal Perspective in Light of the Matthew Shepard Tragedy” by local lawyer Jane McKenzie, a poem (evidently devoted to Matthew Shepard) entitled “22” and some quotes about the tragedy by various well-known people. There was an article entitled “Coming Out” by Rayne Jarvis, and then the text of remarks by a friend of Matthew Shepard delivered at a vigil for Matthew. After a couple of pages of humour, there was a report on an anti-violence prayer vigil in Guelph on October 21 to honour Matthew Shepard. There was a business section profiling Imagine Hair Salon, an article entitled “Winnipeg Elects Openly Gay Mayor” by Scott Edmonds, and an opinion piece entitled “Inclusive Community: Can We Accomplish This?” by A.J. Mahari. There was an Entertainment section subtitled “Local Film and Theatre Events by Steve Hutton”, which included a listing of local events and new films of interest. There was a note about an attempt to start up a womyn's reading circle.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2.]

The International News section contained articles on the Johannesburg Pride celebration, the provision of Viagra for gay men by the British National Health Service, the banning of a transvestite-themed film in a Thailand film festival, a human-rights tribunal case filed by an HIV-negative gay man against the Red Cross in Australia, the prevalence of unsafe sex in Sydney (Australia), and an initiative in Australia to have same-sex relationships legally recognized. There was an inspirational piece entitled “Don't Take Anything for Granted” by A.J. Mahari, two poems, and an article entitled “The Three-Worded Qustion” (subtitled “Are you gay?”) by Timothy Lee. In the Books section there were brief and also lengthy reviews of some recent books of interest. There was an historical article entitled “The Rainbow Email Lists: A Part of Our History & Our Present” by Jim Parrott. There was a Classifieds and Personals sections. The back cover was in honour of Matthew Shephard.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2.]

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1998, November 4 (Wednesday) * Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group

Wednesdays. Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group We meet every first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 pm at Gomorrah's. Call us for more details: 905-###-####, or toll-free 1-888-###-####, or email ####@#########.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 4 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Gaydar

Wednesdays ... GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group: explores issues in sexual orientation; Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. Information: ###-####. This month's topics are: November 4: ‘Gaydar’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 4 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Second Discussion Group: Politics and Sexuality

Wednesdays ... GLLOW's Second Discussion Group also meets in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Both the Second Group and the Coming Out Discussion Group meet together in one room for the introduction and icebreaker question, then the Second Group moves to the other room for their own discussion or activity. The groups rejoin for the social at 9:00 pm. This month's topics are: November 4: ‘Politics and Sexuality’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 4 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: GLLOWNight

Wednesdays ... GLLOWNight: a social evening in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 9:00-11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; meet old friends, and make new ones.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 5 (Thursday) * Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA): Meeting

Thursdays. Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA) From 7:30-9:30. The Victoria Community Center, 25 Joseph Street, in Kitchener, in the Program Room. For more information contact A.J. Mahari at ###-#### or ###@######.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 6 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.21.]

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1998, November 6 (Friday) - November 8 (Sunday) * Interpride Region Seven: Conference, London (Ontario)

Friday November 6. Region Seven Interpride Conference runs from November 6-8 at HALO, 649 Colborne Street in London, Ontario. Contact Pat Shanahan of London Pride at (519) ###-#### or email at #####@####.### for more info.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 7 (Saturday) * Waterloo-Wellington Regional Pride Committee: Meeting

Saturday November 7. Waterloo-Wellington Region Pride Committee Meeting at 3 pm. Location to be announced. Inquiries can be directed to ######@#######.##”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 8 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays. Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 10 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Stargazing/Poets Night

Tuesdays. Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in UC536, the University Centre's Mature Student Lounge at the University of Guelph. Contact GQE at ###@#####.## for details. Meetings this month include: November 10- is a Stargazing/Poets Night.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Leading a Double Life

Wednesdays ... GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group: explores issues in sexual orientation; Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. Information: ###-####. This month's topics are: ... November 11: ‘Leading a Double Life’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Second Discussion Group: Developing Intimacy

Wednesdays ... GLLOW's Second Discussion Group also meets in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Both the Second Group and the Coming Out Discussion Group meet together in one room for the introduction and icebreaker question, then the Second Group moves to the other room for their own discussion or activity. The groups rejoin for the social at 9:00 pm. This month's topics are: ... November 11: ‘Developing Intimacy’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: GLLOWNight

Wednesdays ... GLLOWNight: a social evening in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 9:00-11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; meet old friends, and make new ones.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 12 (Thursday) * Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA): Meeting

Thursdays. Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA) From 7:30-9:30. The Victoria Community Center, 25 Joseph Street, in Kitchener, in the Program Room. For more information contact A.J. Mahari at ###-#### or ###@######.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 13 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.21.]

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1998, November 15 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays. Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 17 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Relationships: Friends, Lovers and Others

Tuesdays. Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in UC536, the University Centre's Mature Student Lounge at the University of Guelph. Contact GQE at ###@#####.## for details. Meetings this month include: ... November 17- Relationships: Friends, Lovers and Others.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 18 (Wednesday) * Words Worth Books (Waterloo): Reading: Anne Fleming & Tomson Highway

Wednesday November 18 ... Wordsworth Books presents Anne Fleming, Uof W grad and lesbian author- ‘Pool Hopping & Other Stories’ reading with Tomson Highway, ‘Kiss of the Fur Queen’ Call ###-#### for information.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.12.]

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1998, November 18 (Wednesday) * Gomorrah's (Hamilton): Mixed Supper Club: La Spaghett

Wednesday November 18. Dinner at La Spaghett. Gomorrah's is planning some new social clubs in Hamilton. The first group will be a mixed supper club. Give them a call and reserve a spot at La Spaghett, November 18 at 6 pm. You can reach Gomorrah's at 905-###-####, or toll-free 1-888-###-####, or email ####@#########.###”.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.12.]

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1998, November 18 (Wednesday) * Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group

Wednesdays. Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group We meet every first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 pm at Gomorrah's. Call us for more details: 905-###-####, or toll-free 1-888-###-####, or email ####@#########.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 18 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: How Out Can I Be Or Should I Be?

Wednesdays ... GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group: explores issues in sexual orientation; Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. Information: ###-####. This month's topics are: ... November 18: ‘How Out Can I Be Or Should I Be?’
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 18 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Second Discussion Group: Movie Night

Wednesdays ... GLLOW's Second Discussion Group also meets in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Both the Second Group and the Coming Out Discussion Group meet together in one room for the introduction and icebreaker question, then the Second Group moves to the other room for their own discussion or activity. The groups rejoin for the social at 9:00 pm. This month's topics are: ... November 18: Movie Night”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 18 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: GLLOWNight

Wednesdays ... GLLOWNight: a social evening in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 9:00-11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; meet old friends, and make new ones.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 19 (Thursday) * Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA): Meeting

Thursdays. Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA) From 7:30-9:30. The Victoria Community Center, 25 Joseph Street, in Kitchener, in the Program Room. For more information contact A.J. Mahari at ###-#### or ###@######.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 20 (Friday) * Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Waterloo/Wellington): Meeting

PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meet at 8:00 pm. For the location of the meeting and more information, call Evie at ###-#### (Kitchener) or Sue at (###) ###-#### (Cambridge) or email them at ####@#####
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, October 9, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.11.]

Friday November 20 PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meet at 8:00 pm. PFLAG is a support group for people who are learning to understand and come to terms with the sexual orientation of family members or friends in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. For the location of the meeting and more information, call Evie at ###-#### (Kitchener) or Sue at (###) ###-#### (Cambridge) or email them at ####@#####
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.12.]

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1998, November 20 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.21.]

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1998, November 22 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays. Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 24 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Out For the Holidays

Tuesdays. Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in UC536, the University Centre's Mature Student Lounge at the University of Guelph. Contact GQE at ###@#####.## for details. Meetings this month include: ... November 24- Out For the Holidays.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 25 (Wednesday) * Words Worth Books (Waterloo): Reading: Shyam Selvadurai

Wednesday November 25. Author Reading - Shyam Selvadurai. Shyam Selvadurai, author of Cinnamon Gardens and Funny Boy, will be at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery as part of the Words Worth Books Author Reading series. David Adams Richards, author of The Bay of Love and Sorrows, and Naomi Duguid, co-author of The Seductions of Rice and Flatbreads and Flavors will also give readings on November 25th. The Gallery is located at 25 Caroline St. N. at Erb St., Waterloo. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door, and a Series Pass is $25. Call ###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.12.]

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1998, November 25 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Where do I fit into the queer community?

Wednesdays ... GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group: explores issues in sexual orientation; Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. Information: ###-####. This month's topics are: ... November 25: ‘Where do I fit into the queer community?’
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 25 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Second Discussion Group: Religion and Spirituality

Wednesdays ... GLLOW's Second Discussion Group also meets in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Both the Second Group and the Coming Out Discussion Group meet together in one room for the introduction and icebreaker question, then the Second Group moves to the other room for their own discussion or activity. The groups rejoin for the social at 9:00 pm. This month's topics are: ... November 25: ‘Religion and Spirituality’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 25 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: GLLOWNight

Wednesdays ... GLLOWNight: a social evening in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 9:00-11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; meet old friends, and make new ones.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, November 25 (Wednesday) * Club Renaissance: Karaoke Night

“Join us for a night of Fun and Friends as Club Renaissance hosts Karaoke ‘LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.9.]

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1998, November 26 (Thursday) * Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA): Meeting

Thursdays. Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA) From 7:30-9:30. The Victoria Community Center, 25 Joseph Street, in Kitchener, in the Program Room. For more information contact A.J. Mahari at ###-#### or ###@######.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.10.]

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1998, November 27 (Friday) * Guelph Queer Equality: Faggie Pub

Friday November 27. Faggie Pub in Bullring Contact GQE at ###@########.## for details.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.12.]

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1998, November 27 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.21.]

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1998, November 29 (Sunday) * Women Out Opening Doors Socially: Car Rally

Sunday November 29. WOODS-Car Rally at 2 pm. Speed and fun following directions all in an effort to be the first to cross the line. The group will go out for cofee after the rally.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.12.]

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1998, November 29 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sundays. Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC, the Guelph congregation of the UFMCC. Services are under the direction of the Pastor, the Reverend Sid Bater, and take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. It is located at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, November 2, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.8.]

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1998, December 1 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality

Tuesday. Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in UC536, the University Centre's Mature Student Lounge at the University of Guelph. Contact GQE at: ###@#####.## for details.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 2 (Wednesday) * Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group

Wednesday. Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group We meet every first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 pm at Gomorrah's. Call us for more details: 905-###-####, or toll-free 1-888-###-####, or email ####@#########.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 2 (Wednesday) * ACCKWA: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group

Wednesday ... ACCKWA Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group: A group for people aged 16-25, sponsored by ACCKWA and held in Waterloo, 7:00-9:00 pm. To join, or for more information, call Rob Gascho at (519) ###-####”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 2 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: Friends or Lovers? How Do We Decide?

Wednesday ... GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation; Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. Information: ###-####. Dec 2-‘Friends or Lovers? How Do We Decide?’”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 2 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Second Discussion Group: HIV in Our Community

Wednesday ... GLLOW's Second Discussion Group also meets in Hagey Hall Rms. 373 & 378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 Both the Second Group and the Coming Out Group meet together in one room for the introduction and icebreaker question, then the Second Group moves to the other room for their own discussion or activity. The groups rejoin for the social at 9:00 pm. Dec 2-‘HIV in Our Community’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.28.]

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1998, December 2 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: GLLOWNight

Wednesday ... GLLOWNight: a social evening in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 9:00-11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. Meet old friends, and make new ones.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 4 (Friday) * The Voice Magazine: Volume 1, Issue 3

The header on the cover of this issue read: “The Voice Serving the K-W and Area LGBT Community Volume One Issue Three Friday December 4, 1998.” The front and back covers were printed on green paper; the internal pages were on white paper. This issue had 56 pages exclusive of the covers; its format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). There were advertisements for: Grabbajabba, Suite Surprises (lingerie and so much more), Eye in the Sky (vintage clothing), Imagine (hair salon), Alternatives Counselling (Marion Markham), Re/MAX (Alan D. Goetz), Adelphi Antiques, Out & About Queer Radio (Fridays, 9:30 p.m. on CKWR FM, 98.5), Peter D. Martel (Chartered Accountant), Jane A. McKenzie (Barrister, Solicitor and Notary), Pet Sitting (Lynn McDowell), ReMAX (Terry Kaye and Stephen Millen), ETS Economical Tax Services (Darren Kregar), Easynet, Words Worth Books, Club Rennaisance, Golden Triangle On Line, Generation X (alternative video & media), Jean-Paul Pilon (Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public), Talking Trees (books & music), Gomorrah's (Hamilton's Gay and Lesbian Retail Store), Wendy Bonza (psychotherapist, art therapist), John N. Nauss (holistic consultant), Beaver Creek Housing Co-op, and First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo (“Services of Union for Same-Sex Couples and other rites of passage”).
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3.]

There was an editorial entitled “What's Real?” by A.J. Mahari and a piece entitled “A Letter to My Mother: I love you, and Merry Christmas!” signed Bailey. The International News section reported on the election of a gay activist to the Australian Senate, Japan's first sex-change operation, a meeting between the Archbishop of Canterbury and a lesbian/gay Christian group, a palimony suit against skater Brian Orser, an initiative in British schools against gay bullying, and a reprint of an editorial from Tennessee about homosexual rights in the USA. There was a reprint of a lengthy article about the death of Matthew Shepard and a reprint of a speech by Harvey Fierstein at a Matthew Shepard memorial in Hartford CT. There were two poems by A.J. Mahari and an inspirational piece entitled “Wonder-Child” by A.J. Mahari. There was an article entitled “Same Sex Marriages” by local lawyer Jane McKenzie, an inspirational piece entitled “Imagine a Woman” by Patricia Lynn Reilly and a poem and some quotes by Rayne Jarvis. The His-Story section featured a reprint of an article by Eddie James entitled “Sex and Sensibility: Why are some men losing the latex?” about men not following safer sex practices. There were some more inspirational pieces by A.J. Mahari and Rayne Jarvis. The Biz Section featured an article by Darren Kregar about reducing taxes, and then a piece by Darren Kregar and A.J. Mahari on reducing holiday stress. The Business Feature showcased local bookseller Words Worth Books.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3.]

The Community Listings section included a listing of 8 events on specific dates, as well as information about ongoing events for: the Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church in Guelph (Sundays 7:00 pm), Guelph Queer Equality (Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm), the Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting 6:30 pm), the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group of ACCKWA (Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm), the GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group (Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm), GLLOW's Second Discussion Group (Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm), the GLLOWNight social (Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 pm), the KW Aquatics Club (KWAC) and the KW Front Runners. There was also a list of local groups and services.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3.]

The Entertainment section included a list of 24 regular and recurring queer characters currently on television shows, reviews of two movies, and a humour section. There was a reprint of an article entitled “Marrying Apartheid” by Steve Bryant and Demian comparing marriage and domestic partnerships. This was followed by an inspirational article entitled “Opening the Gift” by A.J. Mahari. The Books section contained reviews of seven books. The Herstory Womyn Speak section included an excerpt from the book “On Lies Secrets And Silence” by Adrienne Rich, an unsigned article entitled “The Poet Sappho”, and an announcement of a new email list: Amazon Women of Southern Ontario (AWOSO). There was a poem and a notice about a womyn's reading circle that was slated to begin in January. The issue closed with a page of classified ads.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3.]

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1998, December 4 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.12.]

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1998, December 6 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sunday. Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC. Services take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 8 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality

Tuesday. Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in UC536, the University Centre's Mature Student Lounge at the University of Guelph. Contact GQE at: ###@#####.## for details.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 9 (Wednesday) * ACCKWA: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group

Wednesday. ACCKWA Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group: A group for people aged 16-25, sponsored by ACCKWA and held in Waterloo, 7:00-9:00 pm. To join, or for more information, call Rob Gascho at (519) ###-####”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 9 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: LGBT Friends and Straight Friends - Finding a Balance

Wednesday ... GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation; Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. Information: ###-####. ... Dec 9-‘LGBT Friends and Straight Friends - Finding a Balance’”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 9 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Second Discussion Group: Marriage and Parenting

Wednesday ... GLLOW's Second Discussion Group also meets in Hagey Hall Rms. 373 & 378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 Both the Second Group and the Coming Out Discussion Group meet together in one room for the introduction and icebreaker question, then the Second Group moves to the other room for their own discussion or activity. The groups rejoin for the social at 9:00 pm. Dec 9-‘Marriage and Parenting’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.28.]

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1998, December 9 (Wednesday) * Homophile Association of London (HALO): SMBD 101

Wednesday December 9. SMBD 101 at HALO, 649 Colborne St. (upstairs), in London, at 8 pm. This workshop will cover the basics.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.31.]

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1998, December 9 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: GLLOWNight

Wednesday ... GLLOWNight: a social evening in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 9:00-11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; meet old friends, and make new ones.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 11 (Friday) * Homophile Association of London (HALO): SMBD 201

Friday December 11. SMBD 201 at HALO, 649 Colborne St. (upstairs), in London, at 8 pm. This is the hands on portion of the workshop showing techniques, toys and equipment.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.31.]

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1998, December 11 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.12.]

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1998, December 12 (Saturday) - December 13 (Sunday) * Gomorrah's (Hamilton): Anniversary Open House

December 12 & 13. Anniversary Open House Gomorrah's celebrates its two-year anniversary this weekend, and invites you to attend its open house during regular hours. Expect hot cider and cake. Gomorrah's is located at 158 James Street South (Lower) in Hamilton.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.32.

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1998, December 13 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sunday. Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC. Services take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 15 (Tuesday) * Guelph Queer Equality

Tuesday. Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in UC536, the University Centre's Mature Student Lounge at the University of Guelph. Contact GQE at: ###@#####.## for details.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 16 (Wednesday) * Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group

Wednesday. Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group We meet every first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 pm at Gomorrah's. Call us for more details: 905-###-####, or toll-free 1-888-###-####, or email ####@#########.###”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 16 (Wednesday) * ACCKWA: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group

Wednesday. ACCKWA Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth Discussion Group: A group for people aged 16-25, sponsored by ACCKWA and held in Waterloo, 7:00-9:00 pm. To join, or for more information, call Rob Gascho at (519) ###-####”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 16 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coming Out Discussion Group: 1998 in Review... Looking Ahead to 1999

Wednesday ... GLLOW Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation; Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 pm. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome. Information: ###-####. ... Dec 16-‘1998 in Review... Looking Ahead to 1999’”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 16 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Second Discussion Group: Movie Night

Wednesday ... GLLOW's Second Discussion Group also meets in Hagey Hall Rms. 373 & 378, University of Waterloo, 7:30-9:00 Both the Second Group and the Coming Out Discussion Group meet together in one room for the introduction and icebreaker question, then the Second Group moves to the other room for their own discussion or activity. The groups rejoin for the social at 9:00 pm. Dec 16-‘Movie Night’”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.28.]

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1998, December 16 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: GLLOWNight

Wednesday ... GLLOWNight: a social evening in Hagey Hall Rms. 373/378, University of Waterloo, 9:00-11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; meet old friends, and make new ones.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 18 (Friday) * Women Out Opening Doors Socially: Christmas Party

December 18 ... WOODS Closed* Event: Christmas Party (and short planning meeting) at 4 pm. This year WOODS is providing the turkey and the ham; the other fixin's will be potluck. Bring along whatever you like to drink and a $4-5 gift (preferably homemade) to be exchanged using the dice game. RSVP by December 5th to Juliane and Emilia. Closed means that this event is restricted for WOODS members only.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.32.]

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1998, December 18 (Friday) * Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Waterloo/Wellington): Meeting

December 18. PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meet at 8:00 pm. PFLAG is a support group for people who are learning to understand and come to terms with the sexual orientation of family members or friends in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. For the location of the meeting and more information, call Evie at ###-#### (Kitchener) or Sue at (###) ###-#### (Cambridge) or email them at ####@#####
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.32.]

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1998, December 18 (Friday) * Out & About Queer Radio

“New Look... Out & About Queer Radio. Same Great Taste! Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ... CKWR FM 98.5.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.12.]

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1998, December 20 (Sunday) * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church: Service

Sunday. Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church service. To attend an LGBT-friendly Community Church try the Rainbow MCC. Services take place each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthias Anglican, 171 Kortright Road, at the corner of Kortright and Edinburgh Road. Call the Rainbow MCC at 519-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.26.]

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1998, December 31 (Thursday) * New Year's Eve Gayla (Hamilton)

Thursday December 31. New Year's Eve Gayla Come celebrate the new year at the C.N.I.B. Auditorium in Hamilton! There's hors d'oeuvres from 7pm to 9 pm, dancing from 9 pm to 2 am, and prizes galore! Tickets become available October 31st at Gomorrah's.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.32.]

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1998, December 31 (Thursday) * Women Out Opening Doors Socially: New Year's Eve Bash

Thursday December 31 ... WOODS Closed* Event: New Year's Eve Bash-Everyone is invited to Wanda and Denise's to ring in the new year. Call for time. RSVP by December 12th. Closed means that this event is restricted for WOODS members only.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.32.]

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1998, December 31 (Thursday) * RainBow Ridge: New Year`s Eve Dance

Thursday December 31 ... RainBow Ridge New Year`s Eve Dance. Call the Ridge for more info at 888-###-####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1998, December 4, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.32.]

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