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Events in Grand River Rainbow Communities


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1999

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1999, January 30 (Saturday) * GLOW Planning Meetings

The first of many strategic planning meetings are held to form GLOW's mandate and future goals. The meetings end without significant change that term, and begin anew in late 2000.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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1999, February 5 (Friday) * Victoria Park Gay-Bashing (1997, July 10): Pre-Sentencing Session

On P.B2 of the The Record, 1999, February 6, Saturday Final Edition, was an article by Dianne Wood (Record staff) entitled “Crown wants men jailed for gay-bashing”. This article appears to describe court proceedings from the previous day (1999, February 5, Friday). The article began “Hate crimes can't be tolerated, a prosecutor said Friday in asking for a six-month jail term for two Kitchener men who attacked homosexuals in Victoria Park in 1997.” Assistant Crown attorney Susan Howard spoke in Kitchener provincial court about the atmosphere of fear and intimidation that such attacks create in the gay community, and indicated that jail terms would help lessen that fear. The two defendants, John Tait, 22, and Paul Stephens, 24, had pled guilty in 1998 to assault and assault causing bodily harm in this case. The judge, Colin Westman agreed that the six-month sentences were appropriate but wanted more time to decide whether they should be served in a reformatory or in the community. The article indicated that one of the victims required surgery for a broken jaw and needed six months off his job to deal with the “emotional devastation” that followed the attack. The article also noted that Tait was six feet four in height and a boxer, and Stephens was a rugby player.
[source: The Record, 1999, February 6, Saturday Final Edition, p.B2.]

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1999, February 15 (Monday) * Victoria Park Gay-Bashing (1997, July 10): Sentencing

On p.A1 of The Record, 1999, February 16, Tuesday First Edition, was an article by Dianne Wood (Record staff) entitled “Two K-W men jailed for attacking gay in park”. The article began as follows. “A judge sentenced two Kitchener ‘bullies’ to six months in jail Monday for what he called a cowardly and vicious attack on a gay man in Kitchener's Victoria Park. Although both John Tait, 22, and Paul Stephens, 24, come from good homes and have no criminal record, Judge Colin Westman rejected their lawyers' requests to sentence them to house arrest.” In passing sentence the judge indicated that crimes against minority groups deserved jail sentences so that all minority groups “can feel safe and others will be deterred from such attacks.” The victim who had required surgery as a result of the attack felt pleased with the sentence and hoped that it would indeed have some deterrent value. The judge said that the attack was particularly awful since the attackers were very athletic and the victim who was hurt the most was much smaller in size. He also ordered the defendents to be placed on two years probation.
[source: The Record, 1999, February 16, Tuesday First Edition, p.A1.]

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1999, April 30 (Friday) - May 2 (Sunday) * London Lesbian Film Festival: #8

London Lesbian Film Festival #8 - Real Films for Reel Womyn. The London Lesbian Film Festival is pleased to present ‘Reel Womyn,’ our 8th year of lesbian-focused cinema, being held April 30th to May 2nd, 1999, in London , Ontario. Call (###) ###-####, write the LLFF at P.O. Box #####, London, ON, N5W ###, log on to our website at http://###### or email us at ####@#####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.30]

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1999, May 1 (Saturday) * The Voice Magazine: Volume 1, Issue 8

The header on the cover of this issue read: “The Voice Serving the K-W & Area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Community Volume One Issue Eight Saturday, May 1, 1999.” This issue had 56 pages (plus front and back covers, for a total of 60 pages); its format size was 21.6 cm x 13.6 cm (8.5" x 5.35"). There were advertisements for: Grabbajabba, Waterloo North Mazda, Blue Star Web Design, Wild Woman Gardens, Tri-Pride '99, Alternatives Counselling (Marion Markham), Snugglers (furniture), Lynn Voortman (naturopathic doctor), Anonymous HIV Testing Drop-In Clinics (Waterloo Regional Community Health Department), Economical Tax Services (Darren Kregar), Generation X alternative video & Media, Club Rennaisance, Wendy Bonza (psychotherapist, art therapist), Out & About Queer Radio (Fridays, 9:30 p.m. on CKWR FM, 98.5), Beaver Creek Housing Co-op, Joy's Disorder (a release by wide-eyed music of an album by singer Cate Friesen), Mad Netter Clan (computer services), Words Worth Books, Jean Paul Pilon (Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public), Schreiter (home furnishings), GLOW (Gays & Lesbians of Waterloo), Creative Re-Solutions for gay couples (Gordon Husk, mediator), Golden Triangle On Line, Adelphi Antiques, Kathy Frey (counselling), Christina Edwards (individual, couple and family therapy), Royal LePage Crown Realty Services, First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo (“Services of Union for Same-Sex Couples and other rites of passage”), and Rainbow Ridge Resort (near Orangeville).
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8.]

There was an announcement by Editor A.J. Mahari of the new Youth Section in the magazine, and a couple of pages of information (by Dianne Wray of the Pride Committee) on the coming Pride Celebration. In the Shades of Grey column, there was an article entitled “The Anatomy of Hate” by A.J. Mahari. In the Pink & Gray column, there was an article entitled “Wake Up” by Gordon Husk. In the From Inside Out column, there was an article entitled “Choices” by C.A. Garry. In the HERSTORY section, there was an article entitled “The Woman-Identified Woman” by Radicalesbiens. In the Transgender Story section, there was an article entitled “Building Bridges” by Nancy Nangeroni. In the Integrity: A Christian Perspective section there was an article entitled “Does Jesus Love You?” by Robert Adams. In the Q Health section, there was a satirical article entitled “Sex, Lies, and Tinky Winky” by Dr. Jeffrey Chernin. In The Biz Section, there was an article by Darren Kregar entitled “Starting a Small Business: The Essential Steps”. The Business Feature section was devoted to Generation X: Alternative Video & Media. The new Youth Section introduced the editors of that section, Kristin Baetz and Jason Santo. There was an article entitled “IMRU? Productions Interview” by Randi Ulch.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8.]

There was a listing of 9 events on specific dates in May, as well as information about ongoing events for: the Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church in Guelph (Sundays 7:00 pm), the Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) (Tuesdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm), the Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group (first and third Wednesdays of each month, 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), the GLLOW Social (Wednesdays (9:00-11:00 pm), the C.R.E.W. (Coalition Rainbow InitiativE of Waterloo) (Wednesdays 7:30 pm), the Wednesday Pride at the Spiral Club in Guelph (Wednesdays), the Create a New Life in Guelph (a drug & alcohol addiction support group for gay women, Wednesdays, 7 pm to 8:30 pm), and the Hamilton Transsexual Peer Support Group (bi-weekly Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm).
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.28 & p.30.]

There was a listing of community groups and organizations, a listing of upcoming Pride celebrations in Ontario, a description of 5 films of interest, and interview of singer Cate Friesen by A.J. Mahari, some entertainment news, a humour section, descriptions of 5 books of interest, a lengthy book review (written by Lyne Waddington) of “Fall on Your Knees” by Anne-Marie Macdonald, an article entitled “What Comes Around” by Wendy Bonza, and a section entitled Musings of Reverie including 3 pieces by A.J. Mahari (“Bridges”, “Life is Not a Rehearsal”, and “Colours”). In the HIS-STORY section, there was an article entitled “Non-Violence and Forethought” by A.J. Mahari. In the Bisexual Story section, there was an article entitled “The Tyranny of Language” by Lyn McGinnis. There was a report on an HBO show about the lesbian experience in America in production, “If These Walls Could Talk 2”. There was an article by Kris Cummings entitled “What is it going to take?”, an announcement of a new column by Timothy Lee, and an article entitled “On the Allure of ‘Xena’” by Neil Steinberg.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8.]

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1999, May 1 (Saturday) * Waterloo-Wellington Regional Pride Committee: Garage Sale

As part of its fundraising for Tri-Pride '99, the Waterloo-Wellington Regional Pride Committee sponsored a “Get the Crap Out of the Closet Garage Sale” on “Saturday, May 1st 8:30-2:00pm 350 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario (between Guelph Street & Union Avenue).” This garage sale was part of “Breithaupt Community Centre's indoor giant garage sale FREE ADMISSION Look for the Rainbow Colours to find our booth. Donations of stuff welcome. Contact ###-#### to arrange for pickup.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.5.]

“As part of fundraising for the Regional Pride '99 celebration the Regional Pride Committee is participating in the: 5th Annual Indoor Giant Garage Sale Saturday, May 1, 1999 Breithaupt Community Centre Gymnasium 350 Margaret Ave., Kitchener, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, free admission.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.30.]

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1999, May 1 (Saturday) * Coalition for Support of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth of Waterloo Region: LGB Youth Retreat

LGB Youth Retreat from 10 am to 9pm, in Waterloo, sponsored by the Coalition for Support of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth of Waterloo Region. Meet other youth from southwestern Ontario. Fun interactive activities. Coffee house. Dance. Pre-registration is required. For more info or to register, contact Leann Wagner of the Waterloo Region Community Health Dept. at (###) ###-#### ext. ####, or via email at ####@######”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.30.]

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1999, May 1 (Saturday) * Women Out Opening Doors Socially: Outdoor Cook-out in the Country

WOODS Open* Event: Outdoor Cook-out in the Country at 11 am or after, at Leslie's trailer at Belmore. Those who want to fish at the trout farm come early. Cook your steak (or fish) on an open fire. Call Leslie. Walk, sing song around the fire. 1-1/2 hrs from K-W area. *An ‘open’ event may be attended by members and non-members.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.30.]

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1999, May 5 (Wednesday) * Boomernomics

Boomernomics: a seminar for Business Owners, Investors and Professionals. The seminar begins at 7:30 pm, at the Italian Canadian Club, Guelph. Presented by Edward Lee, C.I. Mutual FUnds. Timely advice for boomers on the brink of retirement! To register, please contact Bonnie J Babin, Financial Concept Group, (###) ###-#### or (###) ###-####. Free book for first 100 registrants.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.30.]

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1999, May 21 (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 more information, call Evie at ###-#### (Kitchener) or Sue at (519) ###-#### (Cambridge) or email them at ####@#####.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.30.]

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1999, May 29 (Saturday) * Cate Friesen: Concert

Cate Friesen: is performing at the Zion United Church (in the round room), 32 Weber St. West at 8 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are on sale at Readers Inc. Books, 140 University Ave in Waterloo or can be purchased with a credit card by calling ###-#### (note $1 service charge on phone orders).”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.30.]

There was a glowing review by A.J. Mahari of this performance by Cate Friesen on p.36 of The Voice Magazine, June 4, 1999, Volume 1, Issue 9.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.36.]

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1999, May 29 (Saturday) * Waterloo-Wellington Regional Pride Committee: Scavenger Hunt

As part of its fundraising for Tri-Pride '99, the Waterloo-Wellington Regional Pride Committee sponsored a scavenger hunt: “Pride Hunt '99 - Come Scavenge & Hunt by Car or by Foot Saturday, May 29 (6:30 SHARP @ Club Rennaisance) Post-Hunt party @ Club Rennaisance 2 person team recommended 2 ways to win Prizes - most stuff found & most money raised (pledges) $10 donation per person (waived if you raise $50 in pledges) pledge sheets will be available at Club Rennaisance Pride Info location For more info contact ###-####”.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, May 1, Volume 1, Issue 8, p.5.]

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1999, June 4 (Friday) * The Voice Magazine: Volume 1, Issue 9

The header on the cover of this issue read: “The Voice Serving the K-W & Area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Community Volume One Issue Nine Friday, June 4, 1999.” This issue had 64 pages (plus front and back covers, for a total of 68 pages); its format size was 21.6 cm x 13.6 cm (8.5" x 5.35"). There were advertisements for: Grabbajabba, Waterloo North Mazda, Tri-Pride OUT'99, Blue Star Web Design, Airways Transit, Club Rennaisance, The Magickal Broom (cleaning service), Schreiter (home furnishings), Lynn Voortman (naturopathic doctor), Anonymous HIV Testing Drop-In Clinics (Waterloo Regional Community Health Department), Yukiko's Cafe Bistro, Economical Tax Services (Darren Kregar), Weaving Our Work (career design for women, Alyson Nyiri), Delirium, Golden Triangle On Line, Jean Paul Pilon (Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public), Re/Max (Twin City Realty, Alan Goetz), Snugglers (furniture), Gomorrah's (Hamilton's gay and lesbian retail store), Words Worth Books, Adelphi Antiques, Beaver Creek Housing Co-op, Alternatives Counselling (Marion Markham), Gay Retreats (near Lake Huron), Out & About Queer Radio (Fridays, 9:30 p.m. on CKWR FM, 98.5), Wendy Bonza (psychotherapist, art therapist), Mad Netter Clan (computer services), Generation X Alternative Video & Media, Kathy Frey (counselling), Christina Edwards (individual, couple and family therapy), Royal LePage Crown Realty Services (Annette Escobar and Bruce Taylor), First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo (“Services of Union for Same-Sex Couples and other rites of passage”), and Rainbow Ridge Resort (near Orangeville).
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9.]

There was an editorial by Editor A.J. Mahari entitled “Pride,” a reproduction of a letter from Prime Minister Jean Chrétien extending “greetings on the occasion of the 1999 Pride Week Festival,” a page of information entitled “What's Up With Pride” (by Dianne Wray of the Pride Committee) on the coming Pride Celebration, an eight-page “Queer Timeline” from ancient times to the present (reprinted from the Out and About website), and an article entitled “Stonewall Revisited.” In the Shades of Grey column, there was an article entitled “Pride: Our Renaissance” by A.J. Mahari. In the Integrity column there was an article entitled “Pride and Humility” by Robert Adams. In the Q - Health column there was an article entitled “LGBT Pride: What Does It Mean to You?” by Dr. Jeffrey Chernin. There were short pieces on the origin of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the Rainbow Flag. In the Biz Section column there was an article entitled “We have Pride in Our Advertisers and Our Contributors” by Darren Kregar and A.J. Mahari, followed by a listing of advertisers. The Business Featured area featured “Weaving Our Work: Career Design for Women” (a business run by Alyson B. Nyiri). There was a tribute (on p.23) to Outlook Magazine reading: “The Voice would like to remember ‘The Outlook Magazine’ with Pride and to publically thank Rick and Mark for providing our area with three years of service to the LGBT community (Up to June '98) and for paving the way for The Voice.” In the Generation Why? column there was an article entitled “Holding Hands; By an Experienced Victim and a Brave Survivor”; it described a recent social experiment by IMRU? community vision theatre project, in which two women kissed in front of Kitchener City Hall (as some heterosexual couples had just done) and the comments of observers were recorded by other members of IMRU? project. There was an article entitled “Abuse in Relationships” by Laura Roberts. There was an article entitled “Pride in doing something...”, which described the Albert Kennedy Trust, which had been set up in Manchester, England to help homeless lesbian and gay teenagers.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9.]

There was a listing of a few events on specific dates in June, as well as information about ongoing events for: the Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church in Guelph (Sundays 7:00 pm), the Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) (Tuesdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm), the Hamilton Coming Out Proud Discussion Group (first and third Wednesdays of each month, 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), the GLLOW Social (Wednesdays (9:00-11:00 pm), the C.R.E.W. (Coalition Rainbow InitiativE of Waterloo) (Wednesdays 7:30 pm), the Wednesday Pride at the Spiral Club in Guelph (Wednesdays), the Create a New Life in Guelph (a drug & alcohol addiction support group for gay women, Wednesdays, 7 pm to 8:30 pm), and the Hamilton Transsexual Peer Support Group (bi-weekly Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm). There was also a listing of local community organizations, as well as listings for Pride celebrations in Hamilton, London, Toronto and Ottawa.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9.]

The Entertainment area included a film review of Before Stonewall (1985, 87 min, US), a film review of Out of the Past (1998, 65 min, US), a puzzle with a Pride theme, and a review by A.J. Mahari of a performance in Kitchener by singer/songwriter Kate Friesen. The News area had an article entitled “Supreme Court Ruling Redefines Family,“ describing a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that “spouse” would now include same-sex partners where questions of support payments were concerned. The Books section contained reviews and notices of several books and a set of postcards. There was a piece on the first (pre-Stonewall) gay-rights magazine published. There was a piece entitled “Pre/ Post Stonewall Lesbian Imagery” and a companion piece entitled “Pre/ Post Stonewall Gay Imagery.” There was a listing of 5 radio shows broadcast from Guelph and Waterloo, and 1 television show from Toronto. There was an article entitled “Big and Proud” by Marion Markham about body image and dieting. There were short pieces about Harvey Milk, about Greek poet Sappho, and the pink triangle symbol. In the Pink and Gray column there was an article entitled “Pride, Sex & Spirit” by Gord Husk (Part One of Two). There was an article entitled “The Real Exercise Bike” by Wendy Bonza.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9.]

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1999, June 13 (Sunday) * Women Out Opening Doors Socially: Mini Golf & Driving Range

“WOODS Open* Event: Mini Golf & Driving Range at 1:00 pm. Join us on the goofy golf course or the driving range, whichever you prefer, at Maui`s in Waterloo (just before Waterloo Market on the right).
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.30.]

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1999, June 18 (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. 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, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.30.]

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1999, June 18 (Friday) - June 20 (Sunday) * Gay Weekend Retreat: Gay Men & Spirituality

Gay Weekend Retreat, June 18-20, near Bayfield on Lake Huron. This weekend's topic is Gay Men & Spirituality. For more information, phone ###-###-#### after 5pm.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.30.]

“Lake Huron. Gay Retreats. Balanced discussion & play in secluded, intimate, clothing optional centre near sandy beaches... Gay Men Weekends ... Spirituality - June 18-20.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.51.]

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1999, June 19 (Saturday) * Tri-Pride '99: Rock the Island! Celebrate Diversity

The event was announced as being held Saturday, June 19, 1999, approximately 1-7pm, Victoria Park Island (Kitchener). According to the announcement: “This year's event promises to be more exciting than ever. The Committee, in partnership with Club Renaissance, is coordinating entertainment, a beverage garden, vendor tables, community information tables, and just plain fun.” The reader is directed to “Watch for the What's Up With Pride Column in upcoming issues of The Voice.”
[source: a document rather like a press-release, entitled “What's Up With Pride”]

“In 1999, the Pride Celebration moved from the clock tower area of Kitchener's Victoria Park to the centre of the park, Roos Island. Pride '99, dubbed, Rock the Island! Celebrate Diversity was attended by over 500 people. There were information tables, a BBQ, a beer garden, and a variety of entertainment with lots of music.”
[source: Pride Guide 2006, May 27th - June 4th, p.29.]

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1999, June 19 (Saturday) * Club Renaissance: Party With Pride

“Party with Pride at Club Renaissance Sat. June 19th Doors open at 7:00 PM.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.7.]

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1999, June 19 (Saturday) * Hamilton Pride: 1999

Hamilton Pride 1999 at the Ontario Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton.
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.30.]

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1999, June 23 (Wednesday) * PBS Television Stations: After Stonewall

‘After Stonewall’: all U.S. PBS Stations 9pm -- check out the PBS station from Buffalo. (ch 17- cable is Ch 14) Melissa Etheridge narrates this documentary which chronicles the growth and empowerment of the LGBT community following the historic 1969 Stonewall riots.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.30.]

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1999, June 29 (Sunday) * GLOW: New Logo & Toronto Pride Parade

A new GLOW logo is unveiled at the Toronto Pride Parade on a new vinyl banner, replacing the make-shift fabric one used in previous years. Only three GLOW volunteers participate in the marching contingent.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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1999, July 9 (Friday) - July 11 (Sunday) * Gay Weekend Retreat: Sexuality

“Lake Huron. Gay Retreats. Balanced discussion & play in secluded, intimate, clothing optional centre near sandy beaches... Gay Men Weekends ... Sexuality - July 9-11.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.51.]

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1999, July 23 (Friday) - July 25 (Sunday) * Gay Weekend Retreat: Couples Only

“Lake Huron. Gay Retreats. Balanced discussion & play in secluded, intimate, clothing optional centre near sandy beaches... Gay Men Weekends ... Couples Only - July 23-25.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.51.]

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1999, August 6 (Friday) - August 8 (Sunday) * Gay Weekend Retreat: Coming Out

“Lake Huron. Gay Retreats. Balanced discussion & play in secluded, intimate, clothing optional centre near sandy beaches... Gay Men Weekends ... Coming Out - August 6-8.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.51.]

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1999, August 20 (Friday) - August 22 (Sunday) * Gay Weekend Retreat: Open Topics

“Lake Huron. Gay Retreats. Balanced discussion & play in secluded, intimate, clothing optional centre near sandy beaches... Gay Men Weekends ... Open Topics - August 20-22.”
[source: The Voice Magazine, 1999, June 4, Volume 1, Issue 9, p.51.]

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1999, September 3 * GLOW: UW Imprint Column Outlook

UW student Nigel Flear begins contributing weekly articles to Imprint in a column called Outlook. Nigel also serves as coordinator for GLOW for three terms.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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1999, September 12 * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League Founded

Diane Kilby prepared a document on the history of the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League from its inception on September 12, 1999 to the end of Season 6 on May 15, 2005. The document contains the names of most participants in any given season, the team names, and also various events sponsored by the League. Some of that information is included in this chronology. We begin with information on the first season. “Season 1: 1999-2000. League Founded by Phil Vandermolen who acted as league executive for most of the year. The first full elected executive would be in Season 2. 1st day of league bowling: September 12, 1999. Season: September 12, 1999 to June 2, 2000. 1st bowling in January was January 9, 2000.” The league began with two teams: Right Up Dorothy's Alley and Pink Tornadoes. Later that year, 3 more teams were added: Alley Divas, Gutter Girls, and Toto's Revenge, for a total of 5 teams and 22 bowlers. During the first season, on May 13, 2000 there was a charity fundraising tournament. At the close of the season, on June 10, 2000, there was a Bowling Banquet at a member's home.
[source: a document written by Diane Kilby on the history of the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League from 1999-2005 (Jim Parrott has a copy).]

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