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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1973 - 2020
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Consists of materials collected by Ron Welker relating to 2SLGBTQ+ history and issues. The collection is primarily focused on LGBTQ issues, but does feature some information regarding intersex, asexual, and two-spirit identities. This collection contains coverage of homophobia, transphobia, racism,…
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Part Of
Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
F142
Physical Description
1.37m of textual records, 896 colour photographs, 2 photo CDs, 8 DVDs, 24 buttons, 4 pins, 2 flags, 9 badges, 3 fans, 2 bracelets, 16 magnets, 2 lanyards, 1 headband, and 1 temporary tattoo.
Language
English
Date Range
1973 - 2020
History / Biographical
Ron Welker was born in Waterloo County in the 1952. He was educated at University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and Western University. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts in history and French, and later went on to get his Master’s of Library and Information Science degree as well as certificates in Archives and Records Management. Ron came out of the closet while attending the University of Waterloo in 1973. Afterward, he became involved with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Toronto and Gays & Lesbians of Waterloo (GLOW). Ron helped organize and promote local events such as the Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival and Waterloo-Wellington Regional Pride (WWRP), later renamed as tri-Pride. He assisted in creating the WWRP annual Rainbow Directory for 2001/2002, and served as their Director at Large in the year 2002. He continued to reside in Waterloo Region until he moved in 2020.
Scope and Content
Consists of materials collected by Ron Welker relating to 2SLGBTQ+ history and issues. The collection is primarily focused on LGBTQ issues, but does feature some information regarding intersex, asexual, and two-spirit identities. This collection contains coverage of homophobia, transphobia, racism, and hate crimes, and can at times use language that is considered by some to be offensive. Researchers are asked to bear this in mind when proceeding. Series contains: Local and non-local newspaper clippings, publications, pamphlets, flyers, posters, photographs, artifacts, and personal correspondence.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Welker, Ron
Subject Access
LGBTQ+ History
Notes
Note: The inclusion of any person in this collection is not necessarily indicative of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Note: As documents in this collection were published many years ago, please do not use them as a source for phone numbers, email, or street addresses. Where organizations still exist, current contact information can be found using the internet. Note: This collection contains coverage of homophobia, transphobia, racism, and hate crimes, and can at times use language that is considered by some to be offensive. Researchers are asked to bear this in mind when proceeding. This project is supported by the Edna Staelber Legacy Fund at Waterloo Region Community Foundation (https://www.wrcf.ca/)
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Archival Collection
Websites
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F142 Ron Welker 2SLGBTQ Collection Finding Aid.pdf

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
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A booklet featuring a rainbow flag and the Affirm2! logo on the cover. The covers are printed in colour and the inner pages are black and white. 8 pages including covers. There is a letter from Rev. Peter Bush, moderator of the 2017 PCC General Assembly slipped into the middle.
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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
Knox Presbyterian Church
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
8
File Number
1
Accession Number
2020-012
Physical Description
14 cm (W) X 21.5 cm (H)
Language
English
History / Biographical
This program is from a conference entitled Affirm2!: Empowering Inclusive Congregations held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. The conference included music, worship services, and workshops on inclusion and LGBTQ+ issues, with keynote speaker Sean Jackson. The conference also served as an opportunity to teach others about the re:animate movement.
Scope and Content
A booklet featuring a rainbow flag and the Affirm2! logo on the cover. The covers are printed in colour and the inner pages are black and white. 8 pages including covers. There is a letter from Rev. Peter Bush, moderator of the 2017 PCC General Assembly slipped into the middle.
Storage Location
GSR Box 1284
Name Access
Senior, Sue
Jackson, Sean
Subject Access
LGBTQ+ Ministry
LGBTQ+ Faith Communities
Christian faith
Christian sexual and gender minorities
Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo, Ont.)
Re:Animate PCC
Presbyterian
Geographic Access
Waterloo (City), Ontario
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2019
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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God's Love Includes Everyone Sticker

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
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Item
Date Range
2019
Scope and Content
A rectangular rainbow sticker with a white cross reading "God's Love Includes Everyone".
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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
8
File Number
5
Accession Number
2020-012
Physical Description
13 cm (W) X 4 cm (H)
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Language
English
Date Range
2019
History / Biographical
A sticker given out by Knox Presbyterian Church at their Affirm2! conference.
Scope and Content
A rectangular rainbow sticker with a white cross reading "God's Love Includes Everyone".
Storage Location
GSR Box 1284
Subject Access
LGBTQ+ Ministry
LGBTQ+ Faith Communities
Christian sexual and gender minorities
Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo, Ont.)
Stickers
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2019
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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Queer Night Out Pride Party Postcard

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
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Item
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A colour postcard featuring the event's logo along with the image of a boom box and a five-colour rainbow.
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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
Queer Night Out
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
2
File Number
3
Accession Number
2007-053
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 14 cm (H)
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Language
English
History / Biographical
Queer Night Out is a collaboration between various local organizations created in 2013 after the closure of KW's only LGBTQ+ dance club. Their purpose is to create community spaces by organizing social events for the region's rainbow community. This flyer is for the 4th annual Pride Party which was held in partnership with the tri-Pride Community Association at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Kitchener.
Scope and Content
A colour postcard featuring the event's logo along with the image of a boom box and a five-colour rainbow.
Storage Location
GSR Box 1293
Subject Access
tri-Pride Community Association Inc.
Queer Night Out
Events
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2017
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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Rainbow Reels Festival Guide 2017

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
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Item
Scope and Content
A rectangular booklet printed in full colour. The front cover features a stylized film camera.
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Part Of
Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
Rainbow Reels Queer & Trans Film Festival
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
3
File Number
1
Accession Number
2020-012
Physical Description
21.5 cm (W) x 28 cm (H)
Language
English
History / Biographical
The Rainbow Reels Queer & Trans Film Festival was founded in 2000 as a project of the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) at the University of Waterloo. By 2017, it had transitioned to becoming an independent arts collective after WPIRG lost funding in 2016. The festival has the vision of showcasing a diverse array of queer voices and experiences through the medium of film. At the 2017 festival they screened a total of nine films. This year the festival also featured youth filmmaking workshops, a queer prom, and a free family day breakfast with cartoons.
Scope and Content
A rectangular booklet printed in full colour. The front cover features a stylized film camera.
Storage Location
GSR Box 1293
Name Access
Lee, Janice
Jackson, Ethan
Taka, Suzie
Redden, Becca
White, Erinn
Simpson, Sarah
Batten, Hannah
Enns, Hannah
Subject Access
Rainbow Reels Queer & Trans Film Festival
Princess Twin Cinemas (Waterloo, Ont.)
Apollo Cinema (Kitchener, Ont.)
Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU)
Film Festivals
Geographic Access
Waterloo (City), Ontario
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2017
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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Letter to Randy Boissonnault from the Rainbow Community Council

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
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Item
Scope and Content
Two typed pages bearing the RCC logo
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Part Of
Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
Rainbow Community Council (RCC)
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
5.1
File Number
3
Accession Number
2020-012
Material Details
Documents
Physical Description
21.5 cm (W) X 28 cm (H)
Language
English
History / Biographical
A letter to the newly-appointed Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 Issues, Randy Boussonnault, from the Rainbow Community Council (RCC). The RCC is an initiative of the WRRC designed to bring together existing community organizations to develop a sustainable framework for supporting the Rainbow community as a whole. The letter mentions the Outlook Study done in the region and invites Mr. Boissonnault to visit in order to learn about the needs of our LGBTQ2 community.
Scope and Content
Two typed pages bearing the RCC logo
Storage Location
GSR Box 1293
Name Access
Boissonnault, Randy
Boucher, Colin
Steffler, Jeremy
Subject Access
LGBTQ+ Activism
Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC)
Rainbow Community Council (RCC)
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2017
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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Homosexuality and the Bible Lecture by Brent Hawkes

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
[2017]
Scope and Content
A 7 page printed lecture outline with handwritten notes.
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Part Of
Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
8
File Number
4
Accession Number
2017–034
Material Details
Documents
Physical Description
21.5 cm (W) X 28 cm (H)
Language
English
Date Range
[2017]
History / Biographical
Rev. Brent Hawkes was appointed senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Toronto in 1978 where he worked until retirement in the fall of 2017. Ron Welker attended a lecture he gave and took extensive notes on this copy of the outline.
Scope and Content
A 7 page printed lecture outline with handwritten notes.
Storage Location
GSR Box 1284
Name Access
Hawkes, Brent
Welker, Ron
Subject Access
Christian faith
Christian sexual and gender minorities
Gay clergy
Bible Classes
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
Geographic Access
Toronto, Ontario
Notes
A video recording of the lecture can be found on MCC Toronto's YouTube channel.
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2017
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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Rainbow Reels Coming Out Postcard

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
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Item
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A postcard featuring a black background and a rainbow coloured planet. The front reads "Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival, Coming Out to a theatre near you May 5-8".
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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
Rainbow Reels Queer & Trans Film Festival
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
3
File Number
2
Accession Number
2016-094
Physical Description
13.5 cm (W) X 10 cm (H)
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Language
English
History / Biographical
The Rainbow Reels Queer & Trans Film Festival was founded in 2000 as a project of the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) at the University of Waterloo. This is a postcard advertising the 2016 festival.
Scope and Content
A postcard featuring a black background and a rainbow coloured planet. The front reads "Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival, Coming Out to a theatre near you May 5-8".
Storage Location
GSR Box 1293
Subject Access
Rainbow Reels Queer & Trans Film Festival
Film Festivals
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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OutLook Study Postcards

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Part Of
Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
2016
Scope and Content
Two postcards printed in colour. Each card features an illustraton of a pair of people, one of which is saying "Did you hear?". The reverse side contains information about the study.
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Part Of
Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
The OutLook Study Team
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
5.1
File Number
3
Accession Number
2020-012
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
15 cm (W) X 10 cm (H)
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Language
English
Date Range
2016
History / Biographical
The OutLook Study was a comprehensive needs assessment study of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Waterloo Region, performed by Wilfrid Laurier University in partnership with various other organizations. The study ran in 2016, during which time these postcards were distributed to spread awareness. Overall, 526 individuals participated in the study.
Scope and Content
Two postcards printed in colour. Each card features an illustraton of a pair of people, one of which is saying "Did you hear?". The reverse side contains information about the study.
Storage Location
GSR Box 1293
Subject Access
Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU)
Rainbow Community Council (RCC)
LGBTQ+ Activism
Community Groups
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2016
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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Tri-Pride Unfestival Art Symposium Flyer

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Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
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Item
Scope and Content
A pink and white flyer featuring the tri-Pride logo, the Open Sesame logo, and the Queen Street Yoga logo on the front. The back shows the logo for Friendzone Collective and Toronto Queer West Arts Centre.
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Part Of
Ron Welker LGBTQ+ Collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
tri-Pride Community Association
Fonds Number
F142
Series Number
2
File Number
3
Accession Number
2016-094
Physical Description
10 cm (W) X 12.5 cm (H)
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Language
English
History / Biographical
In 2016 tri-Pride nearly disbanded due to lack of volunteers. More volunteers were found at the last minute, and so in lieu of a large festival, a series of events were held that was dubbed the "Unfestival". One of these events was an art symposium which included live music, a youth art show, and short films.
Scope and Content
A pink and white flyer featuring the tri-Pride logo, the Open Sesame logo, and the Queen Street Yoga logo on the front. The back shows the logo for Friendzone Collective and Toronto Queer West Arts Centre.
Storage Location
GSR Box 1293
Subject Access
tri-Pride Community Association Inc.
Art shows
Events
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Copright Date
2016
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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