BeforeTheParade

pic Before the Parade: A History of Halifax's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities, 1972-1984, published in 2019.

Journalist and activist RebeccaRose brings her queer femme, feminist, perspective to this compelling and necessary history of the LGB communities in Halifax.

Here are stories of being at the forefront; of founding a group to fight for gay liberation just three years after the StonewallRiots, of initiating the first nationally coordinated gay and lesbian day of action in 1977, and of establishing a women's housing co-op in the early 1980s. A thoroughly researched narrative history, this foundational collection includes perspectives and insights from the people 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, and to continue to push for change.1

A thoroughly researched narrative history, this foundational collection includes perspectives and insights from the people 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, and to continue to push for change.2

The book was published without an index, but Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia volunteers created one: the H•R•E BeforeTheParade index.

Before The Parade is available at booksellers everywhere.

GaryKinsman writes:

Rebecca Rose's Before the Parade brings to life early histories of gay, lesbian, and bisexual life and activism in Halifax through its weaving together of powerful and diverse stories. Capturing repression, humour, tragedy, passion, and resistance, this is a highly readable and unique work of historical recovery.

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Footnotes:

1. Book back cover
2. February 15, 2020 CapeAndCowl event description