The goal of the History Project is to create an encyclopedia page for every person, place, thing, and event of significance in the development of g/l/b/t queer culture in Halifax, ever.

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If you know anything about these topics, please write! Any notes or names for further info would be great.

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Looking for info on the Stonewall Riot that started Pride? Check out several different versions in HistoryOfGayPride.

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Well good citizens of gay Halifax, although the history project has moved along nicely there are two spots that were mainstays of the 70's gay scene that have escaped being mentioned here.For those of us who were around back then we must pay hommage to MurraysCoffeeShop? in the Lord Nelson Hotel and also TheMeatRack,which was a stone wall just outside of the Royal Bank(now part of the bank). Both of these played a major role in the social and sexual developement of the time.

Perhaps some of the people who remember it might care to elaborate a bit on its meaning to them.---ChrisShepherd



1. One way to do this is in text is to put these in the footnotes