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SPECTRUM - Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space


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Table of Contents
Historical Synopsis
Precursors to Establishing Broad-Based Community Groups in Waterloo Region
  1. 1971- | Waterloo Universities' Gay Liberation Movement (later "Glow")
  2. 1973-1974 | Attempt to Establish a Community Group in Waterloo Region
  3. 1978-1980? | Gay Rights Organization of Waterloo (GROW)
  4. 1996- | tri-Pride Community Association [formerly Waterloo Wellington Regional Pride Committee]
  5. 1998, Summer - November | Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA)
  6. 2010- | Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC)
SPECTRUM - Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space 2012-
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Historical Synopsis

Precursors to Establishing Broad-Based Community Groups in Waterloo Region

There were several organizations in Waterloo that were in a sense fore-runners to SPECTRUM. We describe the most important below.



  1. Waterloo Universities' Gay Liberation Movement (later "Glow") 1971-




  2. Attempt to Establish a Community Group in Waterloo Region: 1973-1974




  3. Gay Rights Organization of Waterloo (GROW) 1978-1980?




  4. tri-Pride Community Association [formerly Waterloo Wellington Regional Pride Committee] 1996-

  5. It should be noted that, although the tri-Pride Community Organization is indeed for the entire community, it has never had an office. Moreover, it is devoted primarily to creating events for the community, as opposed to the kind of broad support that SPECTRUM offers.




  6. Out-Reach Rainbow Alliance (ORRA) 1998, Summer - November

  7. This group existed for only a few months in 1998. The organizers were A.J. Mahari and Jim Parrott.




  8. Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC) 2010-




The actual creation of the community space now called SPECTRUM is detailed in the next section, which is devoted to SPECTRUM proper.




SPECTRUM - Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space

Here follow some highlights from SPECTRUM's history.

Publications in the Digital Library
Newsletters, Magazines, Directories
Booklets, Posters, etc. for Events
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Miscellaneous Documents
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