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Jane Rule

Jane Rule was a teacher, activist, and writer who explored lesbian relationships and themes in her work. Her writing was regularly featured in the Body Politic, and also appeared in periodicals such as The Ladder. Her first novel, Desert of the Heart (1964), is considered a classic of lesbian literature and was adapted into a film in 1985. In 1978, she won the Canadian Author’s Association award for Best Novel for The Young in One Another’s Arm. Rule’s work is considered significant in that it portrayed the everyday lives of lesbian women in a time when it was considered taboo. Rule was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 1998 and the Order of Canada in 2007.

Names Jane Vance Rule (altName)

[https://www.gg.ca/honour.aspx?id=10824&t=12&ln=Rule(https://goo.gl/uiMvxu)]

Jane Rule (Main)
Related Pages https://lglc.ca/person/JRUL/
https://viaf.org/viaf/62399671/
Birth Date 1931/03/28
Birth Place https://lglc.ca/place/PLA/
Death Date 2007/11/28
Death Place https://lglc.ca/place/GAL/
Activist [Yes - Pro]
Identities Lesbian

BG [ISBN:9781280114342]

American

BG [ISBN:9781280114342]

Canadian

BG [ISBN:9781280114342]

Occupations Writer
notAfter(1961) - 1995

https://lglc.ca/event/n75.10


ISBN:9781280114342

Columnist

“Jane Rule on Aids & the Fear of Death,” Body Politic, no. 95 (1983), p. 39

Professor of English HigherEducation
1975/12/01

“Jane Rule: The Woman Behind Lesbian Images,” Body Politic, no. 21 (1975),p. 14

Orders of Merit Member of the Order of Canada (2006-10-05)Order of British Columbia (1998)
Associated People https://lglc.ca/person/HSON/
(Lovers)
Personal
Romantic
12/1/1975

“Jane Rule” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto

https://lglc.ca/person/HSON/
(Lovers)
Personal
Romantic
1975/12/01

BCDF[“Jane Rule” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto]

Associated Places University of British Columbia (Employee)
12/1/1975

“Jane Rule: The Woman Behind Lesbian Images,” Body Politic, no. 21 (1975),p. 14

Associated Periodicals https://lglc.ca/periodical/p10/ (Columnist)
1979 - 1985

http://www.glbtq.com/literature/rule_j.html(http://goo.gl/mLUoUq)

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p212/ (Writer)

BE [n75.10]