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Tom Burns

Tom Burns owned The Alternate Bookstore in Halifax, Atlantic Canada’s first gay bookstore. In January 1979 he spoke at a meeting on censorship in Halifax organized by the Gay Alliance for Equality.

Names Tom Burns (Main) BE [n75.153] Tommy Burns (altName)

BE [Daniel MacKay, “TommyBurns,” Gay Halifax, n.d.,]

Related Pages Tom Burns on LGLC
Identities Christian - Catholic

BG [Daniel MacKay, “TommyBurns,” Gay Halifax, n.d.,]

Occupations Store Operator Retail

Associated Places Thee Klub (Volunteer) (

Alternate Book Shop (Operator)

ABCEFGHI [n75.153]

Associated Organizations Organization: Dignity Halifax (Member)

Daniel MacKay, “TommyBurns,” Gay Halifax, n.d.,

Organization: Gay Alliance for Equality, Gay […] (Secretary)

BCE [n75.153]