Allan

Allan & Marek

Two gay men who are partners talk about coming to terms with their gay identity, and, speak with quiet sureness about their decision to move from a city (Vancouver) to the country (Galiano Island).
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[early 1990s]
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Allan
Marek
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.26
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Spaces

Topic: Spaces

Content includes significant discussion of physical (and sometimes conceptual) spaces and locales including: urban spaces and life; rural spaces and life; private/domestic spaces; the home; neighbourhoods and ghettos; and semi-private or semi-public spaces such as women’s bookshops, community spaces, and land/living collectives.

Community

Topic: Community

Content includes significant discussion of: finding and/or being part of a community; community organizing or organizations; community building; or the relationships between communities.

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Allan

A young, out, gay, Mi’kmaq man discusses drag, and homophobic verbal abuse he experienced at school, in his community, and while running for political office. He plans to sue an individual for a homophobic slur, and a bar for refusing him entrance because he was dressed in drag; he himself is charged with abusive behaviour by a community member.
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Date of interview: 
ca. 1990
Interviewee: 
Allan
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Discrimination

Topic: Discrimination

Content includes significant discussion of experiences of discrimination and harassment of all kinds, including: homophobia; assault; legal and institutionalized discrimination; censorship; surveillance; and responses to discrimination.

Identity

Topic: Identity

Content includes significant discussion of identity/ies (including gender, sexual, racial, religious, and class) and how one self-identifies, and/or significant discussion of the process of finding or determining one’s identity/ies.

Politics and Law

Politics and Law

Content includes significant discussion of political and legal issues and work, including: political careers; political movements and protests; legal battles and court cases; and specific important and/or historic laws and rulings.

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