The Archives' general periodical and newspaper collection holds titles not produced specifically for lesbians and gay men. It includes everything from mainstream magazines to many alternative publications. Also here: student papers from colleges and universities; non-daily Canadian papers; and other newspapers from around the world.
This collection (and our files of Canadian daily newspaper clippings, most from the 1960s and later, a few back to the 1880s) chart changes in attitude over time -- from homophobia to homo chic, and much between. It also includes extensive material on AIDS, both in the popular media and in many medical journals, up to the mid-1980s
Many titles here on the arts, alternative culture, feminism, and the politics of the left paid serious attention to gay people and issues. Some were major venues for lesbian and gay writers themselves -- making them as much a part of our history as more specifically "gay" or "lesbian" periodicals.