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Events in Grand River Rainbow Communities


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1987

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1987, January 9 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Looking

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). In this first issue of the new year, the author reflects on his achievements during 1986, which include that he 'came out', changed career and began writing this column. Gerrard also reflects on the passing of Bill 7, which includes new anti-discrimination laws for gays. [Note: There had been considerable concern that this Ontario Bill might not pass.] The article concludes with a positive message for the new year.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.22, 1987, January 9 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

1987, January 16 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Adoption

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses adoption for gay couples and issues around parenting. Gerrard also discusses societal and political opposition to gay adoption and parenting.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.23, 1987, January 16 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, January 23 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Gender stereotypes

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses a meeting of Gays and Lesbians of University of Toronto (GLOUT) and a dinner with a lesbian friend. The author also talks about culture and society from a lesbian perspective and expresses commonalities between gays and lesbians, such as shared interests and fighting discrimination.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.24, 1987, January 23 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, January 30 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Ensuring your lover is there

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses the lack of legal recognition for same-sex relationships and specifically talks about the legal status of a partner's estate after a partner's death; he also talks about access to a partner who is unwell when the blood relatives are unaware of the relationship or homophobic. Gerrard outlines different types of legal documents (a Power of Attorney and a Will) that can used to provide security for same sex couples, in the event of death or accidents.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.25, 1987, January 30 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, February 6 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: The Lord Won't Mind

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses faith and sexuality and how Christian religions view homosexuality. The author references the Bible and English literature and concludes by saying that he will be writing about religion and sexuality over the next few issues.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.26, 1987, February 6 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, February 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday February 11 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE - an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 110 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere in which to meet others, gay or straight. Call XXX-XXXX for more information. (24 hr. recorded message)”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.26, 1987, February 6 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.31.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, February 13 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Rules and Regulations

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses faith and sexuality and how Christian religions view homosexuality. The author discusses the Bible and argues against the popular opinion that it contains numerous references that condemn homosexuality. The author states that there are only two explicit references to homosexuality in the Bible and he goes onto analyse these sections in detail. He points out that the Old Testament condemns may practices that are widely accepted in the present day.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.27, 1987, February 13 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, February 13 * UW Imprint Column: Has Different Light columnist read Bible?

A letter to the editor by Dave Broughton that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column, under the title The Lord Won't Mind, (Imprint Feb. 6). Broughton accuses Garrard of not reading the Bible for his series of articles that relate to religion and homosexuality.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.27, 1987, February 13 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, February 13 * UW Imprint Column: Homosexuality is a sin, the Lord would mind

A letter to the editor by an author identifying himself as “Alfred” that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column, under the title The Lord Won't Mind, (Imprint Feb. 6). Alfred opposes Gerrard's opinions on religion and regards homosexuality as a sin. He supports his argument by quoting numerous Bible passages.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.27, 1987, February 13 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6.]

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1987, February 18 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday February 18 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE - an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 110 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere to meet others, gay or straight. Call XXX-XXXX for more information. (24 hr recorded message)”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.27, 1987, February 13 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.27.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, February 20 * UW Imprint Column: Gays and God don't mix well

A letter to the editor by Timothy White that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column, under the title Rules and Regulations, (Imprint Feb. 13). White opposes Gerrard's opinions on religion and regards homosexuality as a sin. He analyses and contradicts the Bible passages that Garrard perviously used in his article.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.28, 1987, February 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, February 20 * UW Imprint Column: God and sin: no harmony

A letter to the editor by Alfred Lam that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column, under the title Rules and Regulations, (Imprint Feb. 13). Lam opposes Gerrard's opinions on religion and regards homosexuality as a sin. He analyses and contradicts the Bible passages that Gerrard perviously used in his article.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.28, 1987, February 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, February 25 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday February 25 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE - an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 110 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere in which to meet others gay or straight. The movie Querelle [misspelled Overelle] by Fassbinder will be shown starting at 8 pm. Call XXX-XXXX for more information. (24 hr recorded message)”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.28, 1987, February 20 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.23.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, February 27 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: What would Paul think?

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). This is part of a series of columns that discusses Christianity and homosexuality. The author discusses the gospel of Paul and focuses on passages that relate to homosexuality.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.29, 1987, February 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, February 27 * UW Imprint Column: Of laws and Grace and God and Allah: forgiveness

A letter to the editor by Khal Ijah that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the column A Different Light, under the title Rules and Regulations, (Imprint Feb. 13). The letter is written from an Islamic point of view and expresses the opinion that homosexuality is a sin.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.29, 1987, February 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6.]

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1987, March 4 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday March 4 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE - an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 110 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere in which to meet others gay or straight. Call XXX-XXXX for more information. (24 hr. recorded message)”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.29, 1987, February 27 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.31.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, March 6 * UW Imprint : Cartoon: The Other Half

A new cartoon strip headed “THE OTHER HALF by Dano '87”, which consisted of 5 panels on p.4 and 5 more panels on p.5. This strip depicts events in the life of a young gay man who is persauded to come out to an International Women's Day dance, which appears to be attended by a rather large number of gay men. After an evening of dancing with friends, he returns home to his male lover. In the spaces between panels of the strip, the author has inserted dsecriptive tag lines such as “OPPRESSION BREEDS DEPRESSION” and “A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE - A POSITIVE WORLD ”. This particular strip ends with “THE BEGINNING! DANO”, suggesting that additional cartoon strips by Dano would appear in the future.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.30, 1987, March 6 (Friday), “Forum,” pp.4-5.]

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1987, March 6 * UW Imprint Column: UW students live in the dark ages

A letter to the editor by Jon Wheat, in which he criticises the “cruel closed-minded attitudes of most people on this campus.” The author is referring to a number of recent Imprint articles that vocally condemn homosexuality. The author calls for an end to all types prejudice, including that which is based on sexuality.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.30, 1987, March 6 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 6 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Sodom

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). This is part of a series of columns that discusses Christianity and homosexuality. The author discusses the influence of the biblical story of Sodom and how it is traditionally associated with homosexuality.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.30, 1987, March 6 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 6 * UW Imprint Column: Sex outside marriage is a sin, Gays can't marry, so let's call a spade a spade: homosexuality is sin

A letter to the editor by Timothy White that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column under the title What Would Paul think?, (Imprint Feb. 27). White opposes Gerrard's opinions on religion and regards homosexuality as a sin. He analyses and contradicts Gerrard's interpretations of the biblical passages that Gerrard perviously used in his article.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.30, 1987, March 6 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6.]

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1987, March 6 * UW Imprint Column: The Real World: Pretty in Pink

A column called The Real World, written by Alan Vanderhoek (Imprint Staff). The author discusses campus discrimination because of wearing pink clothes. The author also discusses the controversial responses by Christian fundamentalists to Chris Gerrard's column called A Different Light. Due to such bigotry and harassment, Vanderhoek suggests that, for many gays, staying in the closet is the wisest choice.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.30, 1987, March 6 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, March 6 * UW Imprint Column: Campus holds first AIDS education meeting of term

An article by Randy Sorenson about the first AIDS education meeting that took place at Health Services on campus on Feb. 19. Dr. Barbara Schumacher (Director of the Health and Safety Dept.) and Gordon Youngman (Treasurer, ACCKWA - the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Area) organised and spoke at the meeting. “The committee was formed to find ways of educating the campus population about AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.30, 1987, March 6 (Friday), “News,” p.9.]

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1987, March * GLLOW: 16th Anniversary Celebration

Sweet Sixteen Anniversary for GLLOW was celebrated in a place beside the America Hotel, evidently on a date close to March 8, GLOW's anniversary date.
[source: Jim Parrott.]

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1987, March 11 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday March 11 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE - an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 110 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere in which to meet others gay or straight. Call XXX-XXXX for more information. (24 hr recorded message)”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.30, 1987, March 6 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.27.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, March 6 * UW Imprint Column: We hope it won't happen again!

A disclaimer by Imprint staff member Doug Thompson stating that a letter, received last week by Jon Wheat, and printed in the paper, was not actually written by him. His email account was used without his permission. Thompson goes on to described steps to be taken to reduce the likeilhood of this type of problem occurring again.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.31, 1987, March 13 (Friday), “Comment,” p.4.]

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1987, March 13 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Creation

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). This is part of a series of columns that discusses Christianity and homosexuality. The author summarises the themes of of his previous articles, which discussed three scriptures and how they are usually associated with 'homosexuality'. These biblical scriptures concerned Sodom, Leviticus, and the letters of St. Paul to the Corinthians. “When taken into context, these passages do not condemn a loving gay relationship between two people.” The author goes onto to discuss creation stories from within the Bible, as well as the closeness between Ruth and Naomi and also between David and Jonathan.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.31, 1987, March 13 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 13 * UW Imprint Column: Exegesis on homosexual crimes of Sodom challenged by readers

A letter to the editor by Nick Cardases and Keith Chan that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column under the title Sodom, (Imprint Mar. 6). The authors oppose Gerrard's opinions on religion and regard homosexuality as a sin. They analyse and contradict his interpretation of the biblical passages that Gerrard perviously used in his article.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.31, 1987, March 13 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6.]

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1987, March 13 * UW Imprint Column: Sodom unconvincing

A letter to the editor by T. Locker that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column under the title Sodom, (Imprint Mar. 6). The author critiques Gerrard's views on religion and homosexuality and states that his opinions on these subjects haven't changed.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.31, 1987, March 13 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6.]

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1987, March 18 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday March 18 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE - an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 110 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere in which to meet others gay or straight. Call XXX-XXXX for more information. (24 hr recorded message)”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.31, 1987, March 13 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, March 20 * UW Imprint Column: Evolution not Christian

A letter to the editor by J. Schroeder that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column under the title Creation, (Imprint Mar. 13). The author adheres to the belief that the universe originates from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution. The author disagrees with Gerrard's views on evolution.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.32, 1987, March 20 (Friday), “Comment,” p.4.]

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1987, March 20 * UW Imprint Column: Concept of evolution denies the God portrayed in the Bible

A letter to the editor by Chris Sales that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column under the title Creation, (Imprint Mar. 13). The author opposes homosexuality, disagrees with Gerrard's views on evolution and believes that the universe originated from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.32, 1987, March 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 20 * UW Imprint Column: Scripture can't be used

A letter to the editor by Timothy White that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's article that appeared in the A Different Light column under the title Creation, (Imprint Mar. 13). White opposes Gerrard's opinions on religion and regards homosexuality as a sin. He analyses and contradicts Gerrard's interpretation of the bible passages that Gerrard perviously used in his article.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.32, 1987, March 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 20 * UW Imprint Column: Homosexuality: choice or not

A letter to the editor by Bruce Wilson that was written in response to Chris Gerrard's recent articles about religion that appeared in his column A Different Light. Wilson points out that “if homosexuals were born with their sexual orientation then how could any Christian call it a sin.” Wilson believes that this matter needs to be addressed by both sides of the argument.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.32, 1987, March 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 20 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: I'm Okay

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). This is part of a series of columns that discusses Christianity and homosexuality. The author discusses the homophobic responses to his previous columns and addresses those who regard homosexuality as a sin. He also states that his sexuality was not something that he chose. Gerrard says that he has reconciled his sexuality with his religious faith and states that “God is good and gracious and loves me for who and what I am.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.32, 1987, March 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 20 * UW Imprint Column: Let's Talk About...: The Lesbian Wedding

A column called Let's Talk About..., written by Rev. Dr. Tom York, UW and WLU Chaplin. The author discusses the discrimination and difficulty that a lesbian couple faced when they applied to get married within his parish in Toronto. The author situates the time period by giving the following historical context “this was in the mid-seventies: after the rowdy sixties, during the gay heyday in the Castro district of San Francisco, but before the assassination of Harvey Milk in '78, long before the AIDS scare and the reactionary re-entrenchment of the eighties.” After exhausting every option within his church, the Reverend ultimately married the couple in a quiet ceremony without the official consent of the church.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.32, 1987, March 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6.]

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1987, March 25 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday March 25 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE - an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 110 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere in which to meet others, gay or straight. Call XXX-XXXX for more information. (24 hr recorded message)”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.32, 1987, March 20 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, March 27 * UW Imprint Column: Christian vs gays a major waste of time

An article by Imprint staff member Paul Done about Chris Gerrard's recent articles about religion that appeared in his column A Different Light. Done complains about Gerrard's column and states that his arguments are repetitive, counterproductive and redundant and that it has only served to irritate Christian conservatives, whom Done characterizes as “fanatics and fundamentalists.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.33, 1987, March 27 (Friday), “Comment,” p.4.]

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1987, March 27 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Safe and Happy

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). This is part of a series of columns that discusses Christianity and homosexuality. The author discusses the negative and positive responses to his recent series of articles on religion and homosexuality. The remainder to the article discusses the AIDS crisis and ways to stay safe. Gerrard concludes with a greeting about the end of the school term.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.33, 1987, March 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 27 * UW Imprint Column: Christian fanatics not worth attention

A letter to the editor by Nicholas Dobbing about Chris Gerrard's recent articles about religion that appeared in his column A Different Light. Dobbing is critical of the Christian conservatives who have been writing numerous negative letters about Gerrard's column. For those heterosexuals who believe that homosexuality is a choice, Dobbing suggests the following thought experiment: try to “choose” to be gay. Dobbing states that “the real moral issue lies in the self-righteous hypocrisy of those who condemn him.” [meaning Gerrard]
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.33, 1987, March 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, March 27 * UW Imprint Column: Moderate Christians shouldn't tolerate fundamental rhetoric

A letter to the editor by Lyn McGinnis thanking Rev. Dr. Tom York for his recent article about lesbian weddings (Imprint Mar. 20). The author discusses the reactionary and extremist views that have been directed towards Chris Gerrard and his recent series of articles on the bible and homosexuality. McGinnis calls for more tolerance and understanding from Christians.
[source: Imprint, Vol.9, No.33, 1987, March 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6.]

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1987, May 1 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: How many have to die?

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). The author discusses the AIDS crisis and specifically addresses research, federal funding, public healthcare and ways to lobby the government for increased awareness and treatment plans.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.1, 1987, May 1 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, May 15 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: From a glance to a smile

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). In this column that author speaks of his experiences in coming to terms with his sexuality and coming out to his relatives and friends. He believed that, as of this writing, most people in the UW gay community knew he was in fact Chris Gerrard.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.2 {mis-labelled as No.1}, 1987, May 15 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, May 16 (Saturday) * ACCKWA: Yard Sale

On p.?? of The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, May 12, Tuesday, there was a brief announcement entitled “AIDS group needs items for yard sale”. The announcement indicated that ACCKWA was looking for items for a yard sale that would be held on Saturday on Glasgow Street from 8am to 2pm, with the proceeds going to ACCKWA.
[source: The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, May 12, Tuesday, p.??; announcement entitled “AIDS group needs items for yard sale”; photocopy supplied by ACCKWA.]

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1987, May 23 (Saturday) * K-W Record: Education is key to prevention

On p.?? of The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, May 23 , Saturday, there was an article entitled “Education is key to prevention”. Much of this article was drawn from an interview with Gordon Youngman. After speaking about the importance of education in combatting the spread of AIDS, the article noted the following. “In Waterloo Region, however, radio and television stations have rejected Canadian Public Health Association announcements about AIDS (no equivalent have been offered to the print media, including newspapers) and the separate school board is taking steps to make sure that AIDS is not the dominant health subject in the new school curriculum. The education process here is not nearly as vigorous nor moving nearly fast enough for at least one dedicated activist in the campaign against AIDS. ‘Education is our only means of prevention at this time,’ says Gordon Youngman, chairman of the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and area (ACCKWA). Youngman, however, is diplomatic — even philosophical — about slow public acceptance of realities.” The article also refers briefly to the existence of a confidential AIDS information telephone line in Youngman's home; this was evidently a precursor to the hotlines that ACCKWA later established.
[source: The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, May 23 , Saturday, p.??; article entitled “Education is key to prevention”; photocopy supplied by ACCKWA.]

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1987, May 27 (Wednesday) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

Wednesday, May 27 ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE an informal gathering of people interested in lesbian and gay issues and concerns. Every Wednesday until the first week of August. 8:00 - 11:00 p.m., CC 110. All welcome. Free coffee. For more information or for our recorded message, phone XXX-XXXX.”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.2 {mis-labelled as No.1}, 1987, May 15 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.19.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, May 29 * UW Imprint Column: Who are you really?

A letter to Chris Gerrard, complimenting him on his column From a glance to smile that focused on 'coming out' stories and which appeared in Gerrard's column A Different Light. (Imprint May 15). The author Chris Gordon finds these types of personal stories more interesting than previous articles about religion and criticises Gerrard for using a pseudonym in a column about 'coming out'. Gordon signs his name as “Chris Gordon [NOT Gerrard, although many people ask]‒
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.3, 1987, May 29 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, May 29 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Of Love of Men

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard reprints a series of poems that he recently viewed on a gay news group on unix. The poems were originally published in the book Pagan Love Songs by Gavin Dillard, and were reprinted by permission of the author.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.3, 1987, May 29 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, June 12 * UW Imprint Column: AIDS prompts calls for openness

An article by Imprint staff member Marie Sedivy about the “Kitchener-Waterloo AIDS awareness week held June 8 - 14” that was designated as such by ACCKWA (the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Area). The article contains quotations from Dr. Barbara Schumacher, UW Medical Director.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.4, 1987, June 12 (Friday), “News,” p.3.]

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1987, June 12 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Attitudes

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard alludes briefly to opposition to the federal governments initiative to amendment the human rights code to include sexual orientation. Gerrard, however, devotes most of this column to personal experiences of being discriminated against in public and discusses derogatory slurs directed towards gay people. Gerrard closes by pointing out that Bill 7 was recently passed in Ontario to grant human rights on the basis of sexual orientation - and that this needa to be done at the federal level as well.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.4, 1987, June 12 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, June 26 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Pride Day Rightfully proud

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses Gay Pride Day that occurs in conjunction with the the anniversary of the Stonewall riot, on 1969, June 29. Gerrard talks about Stonewall as the catalyst for the modern gay rights movement and current pride events such as the 7th Pride Festival in Toronto. The theme for this year's festival is 'Rightfully Proud' which commemorates the passing of Bill 7 that brought about the inclusion of sexual orientation into the Ontario Human Rights Code. The article concludes with some personal observations by Gerrard's friend Todd Hancock on the Pride Day celebration the previous year on 1986, June 29 in Toronto.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.5, 1987, June 26 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, July 10 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: The Normal Heart

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses the play The Normal Heart, which will be performed at Hagey Hall from July 23 to 25. The Normal Heart is a largely autobiographical play by Larry Kramer that focuses on the rise of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City between 1981 and 1984. The play is seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.6, 1987, July 10 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, July 24 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Introspection

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses his personal reflections on his sexuality, lifestyle choices and religious beliefs. Gerrard also refers to the fact that he has rather different views from those of many gay activists, with the result that he sometimes finds himself at odds with both the straight and gay ocmmunities.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.7, 1987, July 24 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, September 11 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Questions

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard opens up a conversation about what it's like to be gay and answers a range of questions that he often gets asked by his 'straight' friends, such as “How do you know you are gay?” Topics discussed include attraction, monogamy, promiscuity, masculinity and sexual orientation.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.9, 1987, September 11 (Friday), “Forum,” p.5.]

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1987, October 1 * ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area): Officially Incorporated

“Spring 1987. First Board of Directors was formed at the founding meeting of the AIDS Committee. This group worked diligently through the long and complex process of forming an agency and received $5,000 which kept the Board of Directors going until the full application process was completed and the first Executive Director was hired.
The Founding ACCKWA Board Members:
Dr Gary Gibson - Family Physician in Cambridge
Margie Foster - Infection Control Coordinator, KW Hospital
Norma Nyiri - Infection Control Coordinator, St Mary's Hospital
John Sitler - University of Waterloo Library Clerk
Tina Tschanz - Information Services, Cambridge
Gordon Youngman - Education Consultant and AIDS Advocate.”
[Note: Although ACCKWA had been set up in 1985 with that name, it was only officially founded in the spring of 1987 with a board of directors, and it did not become officially incorporated until 1987, October 1.]
[source: “Section 1.2: Our History” of “ACCKWA Board of Directors Orientation Manual, Revised: September 2010.”]

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1987, October 1 * ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area): Incorporation

“Oct 1, 1987. Letters of Patent signed. The agency was officially named ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area). The main purposes of becoming incorporated included: (i) the ability to receive and maintain a fund(s) and other property and (ii) to apply from time to time for income for charitable purposes.”
[Note: Although ACCKWA had been set up in 1985 with that name, it was only officially founded in the spring of 1987 with a board of directors, and it did not become officially incorporated until 1987, October 1.]
[source: “Section 1.2: Our History” of “ACCKWA Board of Directors Orientation Manual, Revised: September 2010.”]

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1987, October 9 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Relationships

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses relationships and cover a range of topics that include monogamy versus promiscuity, different types of long/short term relationships and the lack of support for gay relationships and marriages from the church.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.13, 1987, October 9 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 9 * UW Imprint Column: Soapbox: Doubtful Benefits

An article by Imprint staff member Cindy Long about the Imprint column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). The article starts off by summarising different opinions of Gerrard's column, which has been appearing over the last two years. These range from positive comments such as offering support and helping eradicate fear and persecution against the gay community to more negative and adverse opinions. Long regards Gerrard's column as 'propaganda' and had wanted to do a series of articles, expressing this opinion. Imprint staff voted against accepting Long's submission, on the grounds that it would “set a dangerous precedent” of one staff member criticising another's column.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.13, 1987, October 9 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October (Wednesdays) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm., CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.13, 1987, October 9 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: Writer wrong on two counts

A letter to the editor by Lyn McGinnis disagreeing with an article by Cindy Long, called Doubtful Benefits, (Imprint Oct. 9). McGinnis believes that Imprint staff were right in refusing to allow Long a column from which to attack Gerrard's column A Different Light. McGinnis also points out that not only do some same-sex relationships fail, but some heterosexual relationships fail as well.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: Too Judgemental

A letter to the editor by Chris Gordon complaining about an article by Cindy Long, called Doubtful Benefits, (Imprint Oct. 9). Gordon strongly disagrees with the Long's article and states that the Imprint staff refused to print her proposed series of articles, criticising Chris Gerrard's column A Different Light, because they regarded it as hate speech. Gordon also criticises Long for being highly intolerant to minorities and regards her as hypocritical because she complains of being censored whilst calling for the censorship of Garrard's column.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: Someone to make decisions

A letter to the editor by Janet Childerhose that is written in an satirical style, puporting to support an article by Cindy Long, called Doubtful Benefits, (Imprint Oct. 9). In the course of the letter, Childerhose uses arguments that carry Long's positions to their logical conclusion, all the while appearing to support Long's homophobic opinions.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: A shared feeling

A letter to the editor by Sarah Jane Coulton in support of Chris Gerrard's column titled Relationships, (Imprint Oct. 9). Coulton expresses the opinion that many people, not only gays, want a long-term relationship, but have difficulty finding one. She wishes Gerrard the best in his search in finding the right partner.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: A plea for help

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses the film Too Outrageous!, which he recently watched. Too Outrageous! is a 1987 Canadian comedy film directed and written by Richard Benner and starring Craig Russell as Robin Turner, a drag queen. Gerrard discusses one of the characters in the film, who has AIDS; Gerrard uses this to talk about larger issues surrounding the disease. He writes about the fear, anger and activism within the gay community and calls for more funding for AIDS research and public awareness.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: Reader competent to manage own life

A letter to the editor by Nicholas Dobbing about an Imprint article by Cindy Long, called Doubtful Benefits, (Imprint Oct. 9). Dobbing's letter begins by sarcastically supporting Long and her call for the Imprint not to censor her opinion. Dobbing then goes on to assess Long's article as very weak in both facts and logic. He finishes by criticising her as a hypocrite for wanting to limit the freedom of expression of the gay community.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “Forum,” p.8.]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: A Pilgrim's Perspective: On Sexuality

A column called A Pilgrim's Perspective, written by Bob Horton. The article begins by apologising for the way that the Christian community has been treating members of the gay community. This is in reference to a series of articles about religion and homosexuality that appeared in Chris Gerrard's column, called A Different Light, which triggered many irate responses from Christian readers. Horton calls for more tolerance and less judgement from the Christian community but states that he regards homosexuality as a sin.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “News,” p.10.]

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1987, October (Wednesdays) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW Coffeehouse An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm. CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.14, 1987, October 16 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, October 23 * UW Imprint Column: Human love is beautiful

A letter to the editor by Josee Duffhues concerning an article entitled On sexuality in a column called A Pilgrim's Perspective, written by Bob Horton. Duffhues applauds the initial premise of that article, but takes it a step futher, and points out the Old Testament condemns many practices beyond homoseual acts. She also points out that the condemnations in the New Testament do not come from Jesus. She emphasizes that Christians should guide their lives by practising love, and accepting homosexuals into the church.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.15, 1987, October 23 (Friday), “Forum,” p.6. NOTE: The electronic version of this issue at issuu.com is hard to read because text in the margins is omitted.]

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1987, October 23 * UW Imprint Column: Comment on gay lifestyle was asinine and simplistic

A letter to the editor by Ann Fleming responding to an Imprint article by Cindy Long, called Doubtful Benefits, (Imprint Oct. 9). Fleming refutes Long's letter, and suggests that she whould not be speaking about things she does not understand.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.15, 1987, October 23 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7. NOTE: The electronic version of this issue at issuu.com is hard to read because text in the margins is omitted.]

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1987, October 16 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Hello out there

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard reflects on his period of writing the column (over a year), and indicates that he is running out of ideas. He asks readers for some input.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.15, 1987, October 23 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7. NOTE: The electronic version of this issue at issuu.com is hard to read because text in the margins is omitted.]

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1987, October 23 * UW Imprint Column: In pursuit of the truth about humanity

A letter to the editor by Catherine Wilson responding to articles and letters on homosexuality by variouswriters. She believes that they all miss the point that homosexuality is unnatural, because she feels that homosexuals cannot procreate and therefore they will all die out eventually. [This argument misses the point in sevral ways.] She concludes with a remarkable statement suggesting that AIDS may eventually play a role in eliminating homosexuals.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.15, 1987, October 23 (Friday), “Forum,” p.9.\NOTE: The electronic version of this issue at issuu.com is hard to read because text in the margins is omitted.]

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1987, October 23 * UW Imprint Column: Children the crux of point

A letter to the editor by Alan Wiffen responding to an Imprint article by Cindy Long, called Doubtful Benefits, (Imprint Oct. 9). Wiffen refutes Long's arguments, and suggests that she keep her opinoins about the loves of others to herself.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.15, 1987, October 23 (Friday), “Forum,” p.9. NOTE: The electronic version of this issue at issuu.com is hard to read because text in the margins is omitted.]

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1987, October 23 (Wednesdays) * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW Coffeehouse An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm. CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.15, 1987, October 23 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, October 30 * UW Imprint Column: Letters show opposite views of humanitity's goodness

A letter to the editor by Lyn McGinnis responding to an article by Catherine Wilson, called In pursuit of the truth about humanity, (Imprint Oct. 23). McGinnis constrasts that letter with one by Josee Duffhues in the same issue, and praises the latter for its love, whilst taking the former to task for its claim of access to a “truth” that seems far from loving. McGinnis also epresses dismay with appears to be a suggestion by Wilson that regards AIDS as an agent of evolution and equilibrium from moral chaos.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.16, 1987, October 30 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 30 * UW Imprint Column: AIDS as evolution is a poor “truth”

A letter to the editor by Chris Gordon complaining about an article by Catherine Wilson, called In pursuit of the truth about humanity, (Imprint Oct. 23). Gordon vehemently disagrees with Wilsons homophobic and extremist viewpoints on AIDS.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.16, 1987, October 30 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 30 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Journey into “out”

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses his personal story of 'coming out' and how difficult this process can be. Gerrard talks about homophobic reactions from friends and family, fear of acceptance, societal attitudes and his religous faith.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.16, 1987, October 30 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, October 30 * UW Imprint Column: Eradication of gays to restore balance?

A letter to the editor by Kathleen McSpurron complaining about an article by Catherine Wilson, called In pursuit of the truth about humanity, (Imprint Oct. 23). McSpurron expresses the opinion that Wilson's article about AIDS is arrogant, misinformed and homophobic.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.16, 1987, October 30 (Friday), “Forum,” p.8.]

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1987 October Wednesdays * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE. An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm., CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.16, 1987, October 30 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, November [around Nov 3] (???day) * K-W Record: Region AIDS hotline to be operational within week

On pp.B1-B2 of The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, November [early], ???day, there was an article by Sheila Hannon, Record staff, entitled “Region AIDS hotline to be operational within week”. The article began as follows. “The most extensive AIDS telephone hotline in Southwestern Ontario will go into operation in Waterloo Region within a week. The confidential telephone service manned by volunteers will provide basic information about acquired immune deficiency syndrome and lend a ‘sympathetic ear,’ said Jeannie Adams of the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA). ‘It's not counselling. It's support. We're not professionals,’ said Adams, who is chairman of ACCKWA's support-services committee. The actual number will not be publicized until installation has been completed Nov. 8, she said. The group is hoping that it will be able to begin receiving calls on Nov. 10.” The article went on to say that, initially, the hotline would be run from 7-11 pm, Monday to Friday. After giving a description of the types of calls expected, the article indicated that the “10 volunteers received a six-week training session on basic AIDS information and the skills needed to deal with people, some of whom may be in a crisis state.” The article also indicated that that hotline was ACCKWA's first major educational initiative, and that at a later date an answering machine might be installed to provide information at times when the hotline was not staffed.
[source: The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, November [early], ???day, pp.B1-B2; article entitled “Region AIDS hotline to be operational within week”; photocopy supplied by ACCKWA.]

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1987, November 6 * UW Imprint Column: A follow-up to a talk about truth

A letter to the editor by Catherine Wilson, as a follow-up to her article called In pursuit of the truth about humanity, (Imprint Oct. 23). Wilson writes extensively about the importance of the notions of femininity and masculinity in the lives of humanity. She believes that losing this difference accounts for some of the problems in current opposite-sex relationships. She believes strongly in the importance of the reproductive act in maintaining a healthy society.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.17, 1987, November 6 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987 November Wednesdays * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE. An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm., CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.17, 1987, November 6 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, November 13 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Do not judge me

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses the large number of homophobic letters that he received from Christian conservative readers, who complained about his views and the content of his column. Gerrard talks about his personal religious beliefs and calls for more love and understanding and less intolerance and pious aggression.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.18, 1987, November 13 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987 November Wednesdays * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE. An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm., CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.18, 1987, November 13 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, November 20 * UW Imprint Column: Soapbox: Understanding

An article by Imprint staff member Cindy Long about some of the controversy generated by her views on homosexuality and the fact that Imprint staff denied her request for a column to rebut Chris Gerrard's column A Different Light. She points out that she never intended to censor the views of anyone else; she just wanted to state her own. She indicates that the Imprint staff have acceded to her request for a forum in which to respond to A Different Light, and she intends to do so in the future.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.19, 1987, November 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, November 20 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Marriage

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard discusses same-sex marriage, religion, the state and “traditional values and morals”. Garrard also addresses the number of complaints that he received from “Christians” and refers to their strong sense of intolerance and indignation as unchristian.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.19, 1987, November 20 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987 November Wednesdays * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE. An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm., CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.19, 1987, November 20 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.30.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, November 27 * UW Imprint Column: Twisting the scriptures

A letter to the editor by James Salovaara criticising the Imprint column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Salovaara complains about Gerrard's article entitled Marriage (Imprint Nov. 20) and accuses him of distorting the Bible to suit his lifestyle. Salovaara quotes numerous bible passages to support his opinion.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.20, 1987, November 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, November 27 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: Try to love

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Gerrard talks about a friend who is in the process of 'coming out' to his friends and family and how difficult this is. Gerrard discusses the immense pressures by the church, state, family and society to conform to prescribed heterosexual gender roles. Gerrard calls for more tolerance and understanding in order to let people be themselves.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.20, 1987, November 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.7.]

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1987, November 27 * UW Imprint Column: Gay opposition unfairly compared to KKK bigots

A letter to the editor by Jeffrey Millar criticising the Imprint column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). Millar complains about Gerarrd's article titled Marriage (Imprint Nov. 20) and says that Gerrard compares opposition to homosexuality to the KKK. Gerrard's article does not in fact mention the KKK anywhere.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.20, 1987, November 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.8.]

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1987 November Wednesdays * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE. An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm., CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.20, 1987, November 27 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.31.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, December 4 * UW Imprint Column: A Different Light: The Gay Winter Solstice

A column called A Different Light, written by Chris Gerrard (a pseudonym). The bulk of this column was written by a friend, who has been in a 25-year relationship with another man. The column focuses on the difficulties that the Christmas and Hannukah season can present to many gay people - since both are centred on the family, which is “so often the source of loneliness for both gays and straights.” The author points out reasons why this season can be particularly problematic for gays.
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.21, 1987, December 27 (Friday), “Forum,” p.15.]

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1987 December Wednesdays * GLLOW: Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAYS ... GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE. An informal gathering of people who enjoy light conversation, coffee and fun times in a comfortable setting. 8:00 - 11:00 pm., CC 110. For more details call XXX-XXXX”
[source: Imprint, Vol.10, No.21, 1987, December 4 (Friday), “Calendar,” p.31.]
[categories: campus groups | UW groups | GLLOW | meetings]

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1987, December 7 (Monday) * K-W Record: Money for AIDS education: Region gets $112,000 to fight killer disease

On pp.A1-A2 of The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, December 7, Monday, there was an article entitled “Money for AIDS education: Region gets $112,000 to fight killer disease”, concerning a recent grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health. The article indicated that the grant money would be used “for hiring an AIDS co-ordinator-educator, public health nurse, and clerical support for the team” and that the grant would “pay for the program until March 31, 1989.” The article also included comments from Gordon Youngman, chairman of ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area) expressing pleasure that the grant had been made, and the hope that a full-time AIDS co-ordinator might be hired. After giving some statistics on the number of AIDS and HIV-positive cases in Waterloo Region, the article had the following note, evidently concerning the hotline that ACCKWA had announced in early November: “Youngman said that the Waterloo Region AIDS hotline is receiving an average of 10 to 20 requests a day for information.”
[source: The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1987, December 7, Monday, pp.A1-A2; article entitled “Money for AIDS education: Region gets $112,000 to fight killer disease”; photocopy supplied by ACCKWA.]

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1987 * UW: WATfags

A number of UW students on work-term in Toronto started up a group that they named “WATfags” which met in the Snug room at the Duke of Gloucester Hotel on Yonge Street. They described these events as “WATFAGS in the Snug at the Duke on Fridays.”
[source: Jim Parrott.]

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1987 * ACG (AIDS Committee of Guelph): Inaugural Annual General Meeting

ACG (AIDS Committee of Guelph) had its inaugural Annual General Meeting in 1987.
[source: “history” file at ACG website: http://www.aidsguelph.org/ (accessed 2011-03-16).]

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