A History of AIDS Activism in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax

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AIDS ACTION NOW! Poster - "Women Get AIDS Too!"

AAN world aids day demo poster - toronto 90.pdf

An AIDS ACTION NOW! poster for the World AIDS Day demonstration in Toronto in 1990, that asks why women with AIDS don't get the services they need.

Cinema and the Sex Trade: An Interview with Gwendolyn

LIFT Newsletter April 1990.pdf

An interview with Gwendolyn about her artistic work, including her activism with the Prostitutes' Safe Sex Project that inspired her short film…

The Half and Half Show - Program


Detailed program from Maggie's first ever fundraiser, a cabaret show featuring Gwendolyn's 'Merchants of Love' performance and others.

The Half and Half Show - Brochure


Brochure advertising Maggie's first ever fundraiser, a cabaret show featuring Gwendolyn's 'Merchants of Love' performance and others.

Ex-Hooker Helps Open 'Merchants of Love' Show - Newspaper article

Gwen Ott Citizen 25Sept1987.pdf

A newspaper article reviewing the opening of Gwendolyn's (Canadian Organization for the Rights of Prostitutes) sex worker-themed theatrical production…

Prostitutes Protesting Crackdown - Newspaper Article


Toronto sex work activists point out that there is an anti-prostitution crackdown happening in their city just prior to the G7 economic summit being…

Prostitutes Jailed Unfairly, Groups Say & 'Condom Patrols,' Threats Cited at Hearing - Newspaper articles


Two articles regarding prostitution that appeared in the Globe and Mail in 1987. Both articles are in reference to the impact of C-49, the…

Response to Toronto Star Journalist Frank Jones - CORP Statement


A response to Toronto Star journalist Frank Jones' November 30th 1987 article "Cabbagetown residents right to harass prostitutes" who argued against…

Prostitution Crack Down - CORP Press Release


In response to a local production of Alexander Galin's "Stars in the Morning Sky," a theatrical production about street cleanups just prior to the…

Cabbagetown Gentrification and Anti-prostitution Measures - CORP Letter to Ian Scott, Attorney General


Letter on behalf of the Canadian Organization for the Rights of Prostitutes regarding gentrification and anti-prostitution measures taken in the…