Fourth Annual Gay Conference For Canada And Quebec, Sept.4-6, 1976, Toronto

A few photographs from the march and rally. Also classified as the march and rally of the National Gay Election Coalition, it seems.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
It looks like Allan Gardens to me.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Robin Metcalfe

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Merv Walker holding the BP banner on the left, Ed Jackson to the right of him, possibly David Gibson holding the banner on the right.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Charlie Dobie on the left, Alvin Wagner in the middle, Peter Zorzi on the right. Someone gave us this photo, not sure who, so can't credit it. All the other photos were taken by Charlie.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Someone's always upset when we take to the streets.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Harvey Hamburg with the big grin. Joey Shulman, next right holding the banner. To the back and right under the Proud To Be Gay banner is Bruce Eakin in the dark clothes and glasses. Ian Turner seems to be holding that banner to the left. Looks like Brian second to the right of Bruce.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Entering Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Wally Brazy, aka Sparkle Plenty, with the Pigeon Of Happiness on his head, Belle in the wheelchair. Unfortunately I can't remember the third name here. Belle was probably 90 years old at this point. She was a friend of Wally's, a widow intent on enjoying her last years. Wally had been bringing her to marches since the earliest of days.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
John

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Don't know where I got the flag, maybe John Kozachenko dropped it! That's Ross Higgins behind me and a head taller.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Tom Warner addresses the multitudes.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Mark Whitehead of Gay Youth Toronto in front, John Sullivan of CHAT behind.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
On the far left peeking over heads that looks to be Bob Cook from Vancouver, in front of him looking to the left is Ed Jackson, in the dark checkered shirt Hoddy Allen, Ralph Lesser next right, followed by Stephen.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Gary Kinsman to the left of Ralph and Stephen.

1976 Fourth Annual Conference, Toronto
Richard Fung