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Halifax LGBTQ2S+ history: The Jury Room

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Halifax Pride may be officially over, but every day is a good day for lgbtqia2s history! Today’s stop on our tour is the Jury Room.


In April of 1977 about a dozen men were thrown out of the Jury Room bar, on the corner of Argyle & Prince streets, for being gay. It was not the first, or last, time the bar would discriminate against gays.

Later that month, 35 members of the Gay Alliance for Equality (GAE) & allies picketed the Jury Room.

The fight considerably raised the profile of Halifax’s gay and lesbian population.

Adapted from a Facebook post by Rebecca Rose, author of the excellent Before the Parade, A History of Halifax’s Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities, 1972-1984.

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