Gay Alliance for Equality (G.A.E.)
Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  Gay Alliance for Equality (G.A.E.), Halifax, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2192

See also CX2309.

Abstract:  The Gay Alliance for Equality (G.A.E.) is a mixed group of women and men who are committed to the liberation struggle of lesbians and gay men, particularly in the areas of legal and social discrimination.

GAE is also concerned about the damaging effect of sexual stereotyping. The Alliance is working to change prevailing attitudes towards lesbians and gay men in the 'straight' community. Its education thrust is directed toward both the public and the gay community.

Some of G.A.E.'s projects include a peer counseling service, a bi-weekly newsletter, a speakers bureau and the Turrent Gay Community Center.

Although Halifax based, G.A.E. has been instrumental in extending its work throughout the Atlantic provinces. It contributed to the inception of the Fredericton Lesbians and Gays (F.L.A.G.) and to Gay Artists Musicians Entertainers Society of Atlantic Canada (G.A.M.E.S.). G.A.E. has and continues to play a role in the development of an organization called North Lambda Nord which services areas of Quebec, New Brunswick and Maine, U.S.A. (The above-mentioned groups can be contacted through AGE).

AGE also hosts an annual conference dealing with gay issues in the Atlantic provinces.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.
See also CX2309.

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