Before the Parade

Rebecca Rose

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ISBN: 9781771087827

Before the Parade

A History of Halifax's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities, 1972-1984

  Author:   Rebecca Rose    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

In Before the Parade, journalist and activist Rebecca Rose brings her queer femme, feminist perspective to this compelling, and necessary, history of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community in Halifax.

Here are stories of being at the forefront; of founding a group to fight for gay liberation just three years after the Stonewall riots, of initiating the first nationally coordinated gay and lesbian day of action in 1977, and of spearheading a campaign to include sexual orientation in the Human Rights Act. A thoroughly researched, narrative history, this foundational collection includes perspectives and insights from the artists, businesspeople, academics, and organizers who—by way of living their lives, and through their activism—made it possible for so many others to exist, to be out, to be proud, to continue to push for change.

With over 40 black and white images and two colour inserts, Before the Parade shines a brilliant light on LGB Halifax’s compelling—and never before told—history.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771087827
Item NB1417
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published onOctober 31 2019
Language eng
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
Rebecca Rose is a Cape Breton-born queer femme, feminist, and freelance writer who has spent her adult life going between Halifax and Toronto. Rebecca's writing focuses on queer and trans people, communities, and histories; misogyny; and social movements. She has a journalism degree from Ryerson University. Rebecca's own queer activism has spanned the last decade, including involvement in Nova Scotia's 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy group and as a founding member of the Halifax Dyke and Trans March.