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.

OscarWilde visits Halifax (we'll figure out what this is a first of, later)
December 31, 1970
TheeClub, the first of the GayBars, opens.
March : the Halifax Gay Alliance for Equality formed
GayLine formed
August 19th: First march/demonstration, see PrideCelebrations
November 19th: GAE incorporated
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 February 17, 19771
October 8-10: first AtlanticConference, "Atlantic Gay Conference For Lesbians and Gay Men"
First Pride March, see PrideCelebrations. First gay play mounted: TheNightTheyRaidedTruxx by PaulLedoux at The Turret, June 28 - July 6
July 1: PinkTriangleDay resolution proposed by RobinMetcalfe
Beginning of the ChristianGayMovement
MattHughes launches a challenge against Acadia University to secure same-sex spousal benefits from a Canadian university.
May 5th: first AidsVigil
GaeGala hires fulltime activist
First feature-length movie with gay theme made in Nova Scotia, ThomFitzgerald's Movie Of The Week
Act Up chapter for Halifax formed. First demonstration Dec 1st - marching with pickets and a donkey through the streets of Halifax to Province House.
WilsonHodder & GrantMacNeil? file same sex spouse human rights complaints. Daily News article about the hearings, ca. 1998 Article mentions that JimBigney? is also in the middle of a lengthy legal challenge against federal agencies, and mentions DanielMacKay and NorvalCollins.
BobStead elected as the first openly gay mayor in Atlantic Canada
September 24th: First marriages in Nova Scotia. RossBoutilier and BrianMombourquette, BryanGarnettDoucette and RonGarnettDoucette, KimVance and SamMeehan?
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.

; October 7, 2010 "Ginny and Julia James" Worlds First MTF Transgendered Couple and Openly Married Transgendered Couple

July 22, 2011
Halifax's first DykeAndTransMarch
October 8, 2013
JoanneBernard? becomes first "openly gay" member of the Nova Scotia Legislature

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