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CA UMASC Mss 42, PC 292-A2008-067-006-01
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1987 - 1992 (Creation)
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68 U-matic video cassettes, 1 1/2" video tape.
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The Winnipeg Gay Media Collective began in 1980 from a small group of gay activists whom had produced weekly half-hour radio programs, starting in 1978, on the University of Manitoba radio station CJUM-FM (Gay Christian Witness and Gaysweek). These programs were initially sponsored by the gay non-denominational organization Council on Homosexuality & Religion. From the closing of CJUM in the spring of 1980, the Winnipeg Gay Media Collective began with the broadcasting of a new weekly gay half-hour TV program on cable channel 13 called Coming Out! The program ran from 1980 to 1986 and featurred interviews with both local and international gay and non-gay guests. The topics of each broadcast were varied but focused on gay cultural, social and political issues.
The Winnipeg Gay Media Collective's Coming Out! cable tv show was originally archived at the Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Resource Centre. In 2009 the materials were transfered to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
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This collection of audio/visual materials contains the original records of the cable access tv show Coming Out!, produced by the Winnipeg Gay Media Collective. This program, composed of interviews, drama, public service announcements and literature readings, was intended to educate the Winnipeg homosexual and heterosexual communities about LGBTTQ issues of the day.
These materials are in various formats from U-Matic tapes, VHS, Beta-videotapes, and reels. Digital preservation copies have been made of three of these episodes and more are expected to be made on an annual basis.
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DVD reproductions can be found in the main vault of the Archives, Reference Room.
Digital preservation copies can be found in the Rare Book Room.