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Miscellaneous Documents:
GLOW / GLLOW / WUGLM Miscellaneous Documents (1971- )

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GLOW / GLLOW / WUGLM Miscellaneous Documents

Publishing History: Documents issued at irregular intervals by Gay Liberation of Waterloo (GLOW) under its various names over the years since its founding in 1971 as Waterloo Universities' Gay Liberation Movement.

Copyright Permission: Copies of these documents have been reproduced with the kind permission of its copyright holder, GLOW - The Queer and Questioning Community Centre. This permission is part of a broad agreement to grant the Grand River Rainbow Historical Society copyright permission to reproduce publications of GLOW - The Queer and Questioning Community Centre under the current and prior names of GLOW back to its inception in March of 1971. No further reproduction is permitted.

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WUGLM Brochure, 1971 Autumn
Physical Description
Collection & Provenance
Digitized Copy
Notes
WUGLM Brochure published in Autumn of 1971
It had 12 pages, inclusive of the front and back covers; The format size was 21.6 cm x 9.9 cm (8.5" x 3.9").
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection)
WUGLM Brochure 1971
PDF file [5.4 Meg.]
Although the document is undated, it is clear from various comments in the contents of the brochure that it was completed in September of 1971 (or October at the very latest), in the first year of WUGLM's existence.
WUGLM Report on Activities for 1972-1973
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Collection & Provenance
Digitized Copy
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“THE GAY LIBERATION MOVEMENT / REPORT ON ACTIVITIES FOR 1972-73”
The report itself (dated 1972, Oct. 10) had 4 pages; it was preceded by a cover letter (dated 1972, Oct. 9) of 2 pages. The format size was 27.9 cm x 21.6 cm (11.0" x 8.5").
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection) WUGLM Report 1972-1973
PDF file [3.1 Meg.]
This is a relatively compendious report from WUGLM to the UW Federation of Students in the early years of WUGLM's existence.
WUGLM's “I Am a Humansexual” (1973)
Physical Description
Collection & Provenance
Digitized Copy
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A small educational booklet entitled “I Am a Humansexual”
It was published in 1973 and had 16 pages, inclusive of the front and back covers, and published in 1973. The format size was 21.6 cm x 14.0 cm (8.5" x 5.5"). Most of the text was very faint; in order to improve legibility, the contrast was increased on all the internal pages.
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection) WUGLM I Am a Humansexual
PDF file [9.8 Meg.]
This educational booklet was composed largely of personal stories and comments by several members of WUGLM: Jim Parrott, Margaret Murray, Pat Young, Patrick [last name not known] and Dennis Findlay.
Operation Socrates Handbook (1973)
Physical Description
Collection & Provenance
Digitized Copy
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“Operation Socrates Handbook” was an educational handbook created and published in 1973 by a collective loosely affiliated with WUGLM.
It had 40 internal pages, exclusive of the covers; The format size was 26.9 cm x 20.4 cm (10.6" x 8.0").
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection) Operation Socrates Handbook 1973
PDF file [?.? Meg.] Digitization in progress.
The publication of this handbook was sponsored by an Opportunities for Youth grant. It was the subject of much controversy in the local media, being described by some writers as a “sex manual”.
WUGLM's Role-Reversal Psychodrama “Heterosexuality - A Sin or a Sickness???” - developed circa 1973-1974
Physical Description
Collection & Provenance
Digitized Copy
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Notes compiled to aid in the performance of a role-reversal psychodrama developed by WUGLM members circa 1973-74
The notes were written in the hand of Jim Parrott on 5 pages of mostly poor-quality paper; each page is devoted to a broad theme concerning the perils of heterosexuality. The collection was entitled “Heterosexuality - A Sin or a Sickness???” The format size was 27.9 cm x 21.6 cm (11.0" x 8.5").
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection) WUGLM Role Reversal Psychodrama
PDF file [5.3 Meg.]
The PDF file arranges the pages in a plausible performance order. This role-reversal psychodrama was performed at the start of many speaking engagements from about 1973 to 1975, in order to give the mostly straight audiences some idea of what it feels like being on the receiving end of stereotyping.
A 1975 Letter Surveying Other Groups Who Had Set Up Community Centres
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A 1975 Letter Surveying Other Groups Who Had Set Up Community Centres
The letter (dated 1975, May 28) was 1 page long; the format size was 27.9 cm x 21.6 cm (11.0" x 8.5").
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection) WUGLM Community Centre 1975
PDF file [0.4 Meg.]
It appears that, after the collapse of plans for a community centre in January of 1974, another try was being made. It is not clear that this survey letter was sent out, and, if it was, what the outcome was.
A 1980 Letter Telling the FEDS About the Change of Name & Telephone Number
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A 1980 Letter Telling the FEDS About the Change of Name & Telephone Number
The letter (dated 1980, March 31) was 1 page long; the format size was 27.9 cm x 21.6 cm (11.0" x 8.5").
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection) GLOW Name And Phone Change 1980
PDF file [0.4 Meg.]
This letter to the University of Waterloo Federation of Students informed the latter that WUGLM (Waterloo Universities' Gay Liberation Movement) had changed its name to GLOW (Gay Liberation of Waterloo) at a meeting on 1980, March 9. It also informed the FEDS about GLOW's new external phone number.
A 1985 Letter Telling the FEDS About the Change of Name
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Collection & Provenance
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A 1985 Letter Telling the FEDS About the Change of Name
The letter (dated 1985, October 1) was 1 page long; the format size was 27.9 cm x 21.6 cm (11.0" x 8.5").
GRRHS Collection (donated from the Parrott/Pensaert Collection) GLLOW Name Change 1985
PDF file [0.4 Meg.]
This letter to the University of Waterloo Federation of Students informed the latter that GLOW (Gay Liberation of Waterloo) had changed its name to GLLOW (Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo). The handwritten OK at the top is evidently from a Federation of Students official.

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