From the Body Politic to the Bathhouse Raids: An Afternoon with Gerald Hannon
Presented by NSRAP and Solidarity Halifax.
Join Rebecca Rose of NSRAP and Evan Coole of Solidarity Halifax as they lead an intimate afternoon conversion with Gerald Hannon.
Sunday, November 3
2202 Gottingen St
Admission is free with a suggested donation to the Scott Jones Foundation
“I got hooked, I guess on empowerment, the transformation of The Helpless Queer with no history and an unlikely future into Someone, into a group of Someones, who uncovered a history, who found heroes, who grabbed today and shook it till tomorrow fell out of its pocket and there was a place there in it for us.”
— Gerald Hannon
Gerald Hannon was one of the original members of The Body Politic, the pioneering queer rights magazine that was ranked one of the 20 most influential publications in Canadian history.
In 1978 Hannon authored an article that led to a police raid and obscenity charges against The Body Politic. Hannon and The Body Politic were acquitted on Feb. 14, 1979, a day celebrated by many queer Canadians as Pink Triangle Day. Hannon has been covering our community for over 40 years, his eyewitness writings are a part of our history.
Since The Body Politic ceased publication in 1987, Hannon has continued to write on queer liberation and cultural issues. His work has appeared in many Canadian publications, including Toronto Life, Quill & Quire, The Globe & Mail, and Xtra!
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