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MC10/ Larry Dickinson sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC10
  • Subfonds
  • 1995-2009, 2014-2017

Larry Dickinson founded East Coast Bears, an organization that hosted the annual Fur Fest. Larry and his partner, Steve Rogers also documented Fredericton Pride events with photos and video.
Fur Fest began in 1995 and ran until 2006. For many years, the event was held at the Wandlyn Inn, in Fredericton, until it's last years where Fur Fest moved to the Crowne Plaza. The first Fur Fest had about 25 participants, and included a dance at the Kinsmen Center. By 2006 there were more than 175 bears at the event, and FF was advertised in the Fredericton City Tourism Guide.
The group defined bears as: people who were, or liked, masculine, hairy men. There are many definitions of what a bear should look like; as far as this group was concerned, it's not just physical, it was emotional and societal too, a fraternal sense of acceptance and belonging, fitting in, feeling sexy and desirable, comfortable in your own skin, and being able to establish a chosen family. All were welcome who were interested in bears.
The collection includes 299 digital photos of Fredericton Pride events from 2014-2017, 1 video of the Fredericton Pride parade 2015, and a photo album documenting Fur Fest 1996-2005.

MC11/ Stephanie Tierney sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC11
  • Subfonds
  • 2016-2017

Stephanie Tierney is a trans-woman and activist from Saint John, New Brunswick. In 2016 Stephanie worked with Saint John's Local 107.3 FM to produce KWIR, a radio show that intends to give a voice to queer community members. Records include 8 interviews with members of Saint John's queer community, speaking on a number of topics such as transgender rights, drag, LGBTQ+ rights in Canada and New Brunswick, PFLAG, and mental health.

MC13/ New Brunswick Coalition for Human Rights Reform sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC13
  • Subfonds
  • 1986-1992

Kevin Crombie lived in New Brunswick and worked as a journalist in the 1980s and was active in the Fredericton Lesbians and Gays Organization (FLAG). This collection contains materials related to the New Brunswick Coalition for Human Rights Reform which formed in 1985 after FLAG disbanded.

MC15 / Sarah McAdam sous fonds

  • CA QHINB MC 4111 / MC15
  • Subfonds
  • 2000-2003, 2009-2011, 2017

Sarah McAdam is a musician and community organizer who lived and worked in Fredericton during the 2000’s. McAdam was a waitress and event planner at BOOM! the queer nightclub between 2007 and 2012. McAdam also was a cofounder of Fredericton Pride and organizer of the event for several years.

MC4/ Dr. Janet Hammock sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC4
  • Subfonds
  • 2002-2018

Janet Thom Hammock was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1942. After receiving her Artist Diploma at the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree and Doctor of Musical Arts at Yale University, specializing in piano, she went on to teach as a Professor of Music at Mount Allison University (1975-2001). She was given the distinction of Professor Emeritus of Music in 2003. In her retirement, Hammock begin working with her friend Rev. Elden Hay taking over the Sackville/Amherst Chapter of Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG). Hammock was the president from 2003-2015 and her fonds contains material from her leadership role as well as personal documents such as letters to the editor and speeches. A few of the documents in the collection were created by her partner, the poet Marilyn Lerch.

MC5/ Norman Richard sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC5
  • Subfonds
  • 1992,1996

Norman Richard was a member of Fredericton Lesbians and Gays and the New Brunswick Coalition for Human Rights Reform. He was employed in Fredericton in the audio-visual services at Communications New Brunswick, part of the Government of New Brunswick and in the 1990s he had recorded the newscasts regarding LGBT issues and the fight for Human Rights as a personal endeavor. The collection consists of three VHS Tapes containing TV Newscasts regarding Gay Rights in New Brunswick and one Beta tape (PB30) containing Studio Interviews. The interviews recorded were for a production entitled Causes Of Prejudice and were pulled at the last stage in the editing for fear of controversy.

MC6/ Anthony Wallace sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC6
  • Subfonds
  • 1977-1982

Documents relating to the organisation Fredericton Lesbians And Gays (or Fredericton Lesbians and Gaymen), documents relating to Northern Lambda Nord (Caribou, Maine), documents relating to the Down East Gay Alliance (Bar Harbour, Maine), Material relating to Halifax Lesbian and Gay organisations and Newsletters (Making Waves / Gay Alliance for Equality / Sparrow / The Glad Rad), documents relating to the The Body Politic and the Doing It Conference in Toronto, documents relating to the Le Club Chasers Club, various materials collected by Anthony Wallace (Poem / Play / Essay / Magazine Clippings).

MC7/ Dwight Hargrove sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC7
  • Subfonds
  • 1980-1981

This sous-fond contains material relating to Fredericton Lesbian And Gays [FLAG], for the years 1980-81.

MC8/ The G Club sous-fonds

  • CA QHINB MC4111 / MC8
  • Subfonds
  • 1998-2002

Greg Ericson opened The G Club, located at 377 King St., on the third floor, with two business partners on the second week of September 1998; the club closed 4 July 2003.
In 1998, there were no other gay clubs in Fredericton, and Ericson and his partners opened a bar that would serve the community. Ericson wanted a space that offered product excellence (in the form of a variety of liquors and original cocktails), as well as a comfortable / welcoming social space for LGBTQ+ folks. Employees were encouraged to greet newcomers and introduce them to the regular patrons, welcoming them into the space before the dance music began. A competition was held to name the club, and “The G Club” was chosen for its ambiguity: it could be 'The Good Club', 'The Gay Club', but many patrons referred to it as 'The G-Spot', as the club was “on the third floor, and difficult to find”- Greg Ericson.
City by-laws require bars to close their doors at 2:00AM, The G Club patrons would be getting out at the same time as patrons from other clubs- which caused a few fights to break out, and LGBTQ+ folks didn't feel safe returning home. To address this issue, the club would often remain open until the other bar crowds dispersed. Included in the collection are a number of Suspension Notices issued by the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, for violating the Liquor Control Act by remaining open past 2:00AM. Included in this collection are invoices and a letter from Chippin Ventures Inc. It was Ericson’s perception that Chippin Ventures was particularly aggressive towards The G. Club, looking to bill and fine the business wherever they could.

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