episode twenty-one season three
10%-Qtv logo original broadcasts Tuesday, 98.04.28
Sunday, 98.05.03


London Love-In
This week, 10%-Qtv comes to you from London, Ontario This link will open in a new browser window - a really wonderful city if you can survive some of its more "conservative" and outright homophobic inhabitants. You may remember London as home to last year’s great court challenge This link will open in a new browser window of the mayor’s decision not to proclaim Pride Weekend. Although the court ordered the city to proclaim a Pride Day if requested, publicly recognize that queers are "integral and important" to London and to try improve relations between the city and gays and lesbians, Mayor Dianne Haskett This link will open in a new browser window and her ilk have spread enough malice and damnation to noticeably poison life for queers in London, particularly for queer youth.

Homophile Association of London Ontario
We chat with Richard Hudler, past president and an instrumental part of the success of the Homophile Association of London Ontario This link will open in a new browser window (HALO). Officially formed in 1974, HALO is one of the oldest queer organizations around and has helped London area queers form a community despite sometimes open hostility towards anyone/anything of the sort. As president, Hudler complained on behalf of HALO to the Ontario Human Rights Commission about the Mayor’s refusal to proclaim Pride in 1995.

Keith Norton, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission
Speaking of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, This link will open in a new browser window we interview its Chief Commissioner, Keith Norton. Although there are plenty of oppressed people in this province, Norton has as part of his duties petitioned the government This link will open in a new browser window to end discrimination against queers. In fact not only is he chief enforcer of the Ontario Human Rights Code, he’s a conservative appointed by Mike Harris and...yes...gay. You go girl!

UWO Research Facility for Gay and Lesbian Studies
We introduce you to the Director of Canada's first university queer-studies center, This link will open in a new browser window Dr. James Miller, Faculty of Arts professor at the University of Western Ontario. This link will open in a new browser window Started with his collection of AIDS posters This link will open in a new browser window in 1988, the facility’s "Pride Library" and "Hudler Archives" now cover many facets of queer history, culture and politics.

AIDS Committee of London
The AIDS Committee of London This link will open in a new browser window has served the city and its surrounds since 1985. We talk with AIDS educator Dan Wilson about the organization and the programs it offers to the community, and can’t offer in the schools.

London Pride
Given all the controversy (see above :-), London Pride This link will open in a new browser window is probably one of the best-known queer celebrations in Canada, and 10%-Qtv was proud to take you there in 1996 and 1997. We talk with last year’s co-chair Pat Shanahan and this year’s co-chairs Debbie Lee and Rob McCullough about the festivities coming up for July 3-12, 1998.


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