Paper Trail: The Legacies of the Body Politic
PAPER TRAIL: THE LEGACIES OF THE BODY POLITIC
45 years ago, the first issue of a cheeky tabloid hit the streets of Toronto and became a key voice of Canadian lesbian and gay liberation, read by activists around the world. For 15 years 1971-1987 its writers challenged sexual orthodoxies, documented community resistance, celebrated queer history and culture, and fought for press freedom in a famous court case.
Does this history of advocacy journalism offer lessons for new generations of queer activists? Join a symposium of scholars and activists to debate the question.
Speakers include: Marilyn Shuster, Lynne Fernie, Michael Connors Jackman, Cait McKinney, Scott De Groot, Thomas Waugh, Steven Maynard, Tim McCaskell, Kelly Phipps, Lali Mohamed, Peter Kingstone, Rebecka Sheffield, Rinaldo Walcott, Brenda Cossman, and Robin Metcalfe.
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Room 179, University College, University of Toronto
To register, go to http://papertrails.eventbrite.ca/
Co-sponsors: Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, York Universitys Sexuality Studies, Pink Triangle Press, lemonTree creations, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
BODY POLITIC: THE PLAY
Body Politic, a new play inspired by the story of the birth, life, and eventual demise of Canadas first gay liberation newspaper, is on stage at Torontos Buddies in Bad Times Theatre May 21 to June 12.
For more information and to reserve tickets to the lemonTree creations/ Buddies in Bad Times co-production of Body Politic, go to http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/body-politic/