Nils writes: I lived in Halifax from 1971 to 1976 (while a Ph.D. student at Dalhousie). I fondly remember the GaeGala, TomBurns (its first chairperson), and TheeClub in the GreenLantern Bldg.

If any other gay/lesbian Haligonians from that era (now sepia colored in my memory) remember me, please I would love to hear from you!

I have taught in the English Dept. at the Univ. of Regina since 1984.

JohnMarr writes: Oh my! Can I do justice to the talents, brain power, humour and respect owed to Nils Clausson? After a BA and an MA from Simon Fraser (I believe) Nils did his Ph.D. at DalhousieUniversity. He is a playwright, a poet, a many times published writer, an enthusiast for Benjamin Disraeli and an avid champion of gay rights and the rights of other minorities. Nils was a very active member of GaeGala and appeared at many open forums, on radio talk shows, on television programs locally (then nationally) presented briefs to the Human Rights Commission, City Hall, and to the Provincial Legislature during his stint in Halifax. He left town to continue his studies after being awarded extensive scholarship recognition. He has been an Engish Instructor at the University of Regina, writes for a bi-weekly literary publication, is an award winning playwright (Tess & The Boys) a published poet and was a leader of the Regina gay commumity in its battles against city proclamations that discriminated against the gay community -- and I am sure he still has that raucous laugh that was so infectious!