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What`s in the Archives? The Body Politic

What`s in the Archives? The Body Politic

What`s in the Archives? The Body Politic

The Body Politic coverBy Gordon Richardson

The Body Politic was a Canadian monthly magazine, published from 1971 to 1987. It was one of Canada’s first significant gay publications, and played a prominent role in the development of the LGBT community in Canada.

The magazine was first published on November 1, 1971 by an informal collective operating out of the home of Glad Day Bookshop owner Jearld Moldenhauer. In issue number 10 published in November 1973, the magazine announced in an editorial the creation of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. The editorial opined that “one way to encourage accurate historical research is to gather, and make available, resource material relevant to all aspects of gay history. To this end, The Body Politic has founded the Canadian GLM Archives.”

The CLGA collection holds the complete run of the magazine.

 

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What`s in the Archives? The Body Politic

What`s in the Archives? The Body Politic

The Body Politic coverBy Gordon Richardson

The Body Politic was a Canadian monthly magazine, published from 1971 to 1987. It was one of Canada’s first significant gay publications, and played a prominent role in the development of the LGBT community in Canada.

The magazine was first published on November 1, 1971 by an informal collective operating out of the home of Glad Day Bookshop owner Jearld Moldenhauer. In issue number 10 published in November 1973, the magazine announced in an editorial the creation of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. The editorial opined that “one way to encourage accurate historical research is to gather, and make available, resource material relevant to all aspects of gay history. To this end, The Body Politic has founded the Canadian GLM Archives.”

The CLGA collection holds the complete run of the magazine.

 

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Email: queeries@clga.ca

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Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

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NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:
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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make the CLGA more accessible, we are now renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. The exterior construction started Monday, September 17, 2018 and will continue until late November. The first steps will be working to fence off the tree at the front of the house. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make the CLGA more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@clga.ca

Update – Sep 27, 2018: The front door is currently not accessible due to construction. Please use the back door until further notice.


The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The CLGA strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.