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Geoff Mains

Geoff Mains was an active member in Vancouver¬ís gay community. He was one of six members who met with officials from the city’s police department in May 1977 to discuss community relations and ongoing arrests. He submitted the brief “Vancouver, Aspirations from a Minority Status” to the Goals for Vancouver Programme held by the Vancouver Planning Commission, on behalf of the organization SEARCH. Mains is known for his book ‘Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leather Sexuality’ (1984) wherein he explored the misunderstood subculture of ‘leathersexuality’ specifically of the gay male leather community.

Names Geoff Mains (Main) BE [n77.151]
Related Pages Geoff Mains on LGLC
Geoff Mains on VIAF
Birth Date 1947/05/29
Birth Place[VAN]/
Death Date 1989/06/21
Activist [Yes - Pro]
Occupations Writer

Faculty Member of the Forestry Department at UBC. FacultyMember - [1984]


Associated Places University of British Columbia (Employee) - [1984]

Associated Organizations Organization: Society for Education Action […] (Member)

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Associated Periodicals SEARCH Community Events Calendar […] (Journalist)

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SPAG News (Journalist)

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The Body Politic (Journalist)

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Community, VGCC News (Journalist)

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