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Christine Bearchell

Christine (Chris) Bearchell was one of the first six directors of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and held many important roles during Canada’s liberation movement. In 1975 the Committee to Defend John Damien was established and Bearchell was chairperson. In June 1976 Toronto Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE) approved the formation of a lesbian caucus, and elected Bearchell as the first woman of its executive body. She contributed to a weekly column called “Dykes” in the Body Politic. Bearchell was one of five representatives who argued for the inclusion of sexual orientation protection in the proposed Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. In 1981 she was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her civil rights work by Toronto Metropolitan Community Church.

Names Chris Bearchell (Main)
BE [n67.9] Christine Bearchell (altName)

BE [http://www.rbebout.com/gift/index.htm(http://goo.gl/ONKJcx)]

Related Pages https://lglc.ca/person/CBEA/
https://viaf.org/viaf/N/A/
Birth Date [1953]
Birth Place https://lglc.ca/place/EDM/
Death Date 2007/02/18
Death Place https://lglc.ca/place/VAN/
Identities Lesbian

BG [http://www.clga.ca/chris-bearchell(http://goo.gl/EYK2GO)]

Occupations Journalist
1975/09 - 1980

https://lglc.ca/event/n75.103
https://lglc.ca/event/n67.9

Associated People https://lglc.ca/person/KREI/
(Lovers)
Personal
Romantic

https://lglc.ca/event/n76.72


“Chris Bearchell” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto

https://lglc.ca/person/JFRA/
(Codirectors)
Professional
Occupational
notAfter(1980/03/13)

https://lglc.ca/event/n80.101

https://lglc.ca/person/GHAN/
(Codirectors)
Professional
Occupational
notAfter(1980/03/13)

https://lglc.ca/event/n80.101

https://lglc.ca/person/EJAC/
(Codirectors)
Professional
Occupational
notAfter(1980/03/13)

https://lglc.ca/event/n80.101

https://lglc.ca/person/AMILL/
(Codirectors)
Professional
Occupational
notAfter(1980/03/13)

https://lglc.ca/event/n80.101

https://lglc.ca/person/DFIN/
(Cowriters)
Professional
1982

https://lglc.ca/event/n81.398

https://lglc.ca/person/EROS/
(Cowriters)
Professional
1982

https://lglc.ca/event/n81.398

Associated Places Maggie's (Founder)

http://www.socialisthistory.ca/Remember/Profiles/Bearchall.htm (http://goo.gl/ZlDMFK)

Associated Organizations https://lglc.ca/organization/CDJD/ (Chairperson)
1975/02/22

BCE [n75.28]

https://lglc.ca/organization/CDJD/ (Coordinator)
1976/08/01

“GATE approves lesbian caucus,” Body Politic, no. 25, (1976),p 4

https://lglc.ca/organization/CGRO/ (Member)

http://www.clga.ca/chris-bearchell(http://goo.gl/EYK2GO)

https://lglc.ca/organization/GATET/ (Member)
1975/09/13

BCE [n75.149]

https://lglc.ca/organization/LOOT/ (Founder)

http://www.clga.ca/chris-bearchell(http://goo.gl/EYK2GO)

https://lglc.ca/organization/CDDM/ (Founder)
1972

“Chris Bearchell” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto

https://lglc.ca/organization/CGA/ (Director)
1980/03/13

BCE [n80.101]

Associated Periodicals https://lglc.ca/periodical/p10/ (Journalist)
[1975] - 1980

https://lglc.ca/event/n67.9


http://www.clga.ca/chris-bearchell(http://goo.gl/EYK2GO)

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p136/ (Journalist)
1975/10/22

BCE [n75.177]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p167/ (Journalist)
1975/11/17

BCE [n75.28]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p185/ (Journalist)
1975/10

BCE [n75.107]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p38/ (Journalist)
1975/09

BCE [n75.103]