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HistoryFirsts

This page lists history-making events (with a Halifax focus) and when they happened.

Each item should be linked to the encyclopedia page for that event.

1882
OscarWilde visits Halifax (we'll figure out what this is a first of, later)
1971
January: TheeClub, the first of the GayBars, opens
1972
March : the Halifax Gay Alliance for Equality formed
GayLine formed
1973
August 19th: First march/demonstration, see PrideCelebrations
1977
April: Halifax's own mini version of Stonewall, at the JuryRoom ; first public protest - about CBC Radio's refusal to run notices. Intervention was on October 5th.
October 8-10: first AtlanticConference, "Atlantic Gay Conference For Lesbians and Gay Men
1978
First Pride March, see PrideCelebrations. First gay play mounted: TheNightTheyRaidedTruxx by PaulLedoux at The Turret, June 28 - July 6
1979
July 1: PinkTriangleDay resolution proposed by RobinMetcalfe
1982
Beginning of the ChristianGayMovement
1984
MattHughes launches a challenge against Acadia University to secure same-sex spousal benefits from a Canadian university.
1988
May 5th: first AidsVigil
1990
GaeGala hires fulltime activist
1990
First feature-length movie with gay theme made in Nova Scotia, ThomFitzgerald's Movie Of The Week
1990
Act Up chapter for Halifax formed. First demonstration Dec 1st - marching with pickets and a donkey through the streets of Halifax to Province House.
2004
September 24th: First marriages in Nova Scotia. RossBoutilier and BrianMombourquette, BryanGarnettDoucette and RonGarnettDoucette, KimVance and SamMeehan?
2007
Halifax Chamber of Commerce publishes DougMelanson a Gay Businesses section in the directory
May 20, 2007
WayvesMagazine mentioned in the Halifax Daily News for the first time, in connection with the 2007-05 Murders. Wayves was contacted by The Chronicle-Herald, The Daily News,The Globe & Mail, CBC, CTV, Global, and Xtra.

This page is part of the HistoryProject. Thanks to JohnYogis? for the idea and the initial research on legal firsts.