Series 2 - Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA)

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Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA)

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  • Textual record
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  • Sound recording

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CA EDM MS-595-2

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  • 1972 - 2005, Predominant 1987 - 1994 (Creation)
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    Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA)

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22 cm of textual records and other material

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(1984-1994)

Administrative history

The Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA) Society was formed in 1984 as a representative committee struck to petition the city of Edmonton to declare a Gay and Lesbian Awareness Day and Celebration Week for June 1984. GALA incorporated as a non-profit society in May of 1987 and after incorporation, broadened its mandate to include promoting awareness of the gay community and dealing with issues affecting them among Edmonton’s general public. An umbrella group, the GALA Civil Rights Committee, was formed to consider matters of civil rights and the law for Edmonton’s gay community (See Series 9).
A second umbrella GALA committee concerned with PRIDE planning and events was also active (See Series 5), and in 1992, a GALA-Police Liaison Committee was established. Both the civil rights work (including the police liaison committee work) and the PRIDE festival planning expanded beyond the confines of GALA, and their work was eventually taken over by other organizing bodies. It appears the final year of GALA’s registration as a Society was in 1994, and post-1994 GALA efforts were largely handled by the Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton. The PRIDE Committee work was eventually taken over by the Edmonton Pride Festival Society.

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Scope and content

This series consists of GALA’s administrative records including their bylaws and constitution, financial statements, meeting minutes and correspondence. In addition, there are copies of GALA grant applications, and records related to a GALA sponsored Symposium entitled “Flaunting It!” held in Edmonton in 1990. The meeting minutes and documents of the GALA-Police Liaison Committee are retained in this series, although after 1994, the Committee broadens its title to the LGBTQ Community/Edmonton Police Service Liaison Committee, and committee records continue until 2005.

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The material was arranged in chronological order within an alphabetical subject listing of administrative and counselling records; followed by two files of activities records.

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  • English

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File list available online.

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In this fonds, see also:
Edmonton Ride Festival Society / Pride Events (Series 5)

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Includes 5 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, and 3 posters.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: MS Room