Canadian Theses

This section will highlight relevant works published in English, with a special emphasis on those that are available in the Ryerson University Library collection. Most titles dealing with health issues, HIV/AIDS, etc. have not been included. Check for these using Proquest Dissertations and Theses.

Alderson, Kevin George (1998). “The experience of building a positive gay identity.” Ph.D., University of Calgary. 291 p.

Allan, James (2003). “Fast friends and queer couples: relationships between gay men and straight women in North American popular culture, 1959-2000.” Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst. 518 p.

Anderson, Carolyn Ann (2001). “The voices of older lesbian women: an oral history.” Ph.D., University of Calgary. 265 p.

Arsenault, Mathieu (2000). “Histoire de l’Association pour les droits des gai(e)s du Québec, 1976-1986.” M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal.

Bonnett, Laura L (2006). “Transgressing the public/private divide: gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizenship claims in Alberta, 1968-1998.” Ph.D., University of Alberta. 331 p.

Bouthillette, Ann-Marie (1995). “Queer scapes patterns and processes of gay male and lesbian spatialisation in Vancouver, B.C.” M.A., University of British Columbia. 151 p.

Buccioni, Eva Maria. (1996). “The path of eros.” M.A., University of Guelph. 103 p.

Cain, Roy Charles (1987). “Disclosure and secrecy among gay men.” Ph.D., McGill University. Abstract only.

Chafe, Amanda-Lee Mary (2007). “Obstacles to transsexuals becoming parents: a preliminary investigation.” M.A., Ryerson University. 99 p.

Chamberland, Line (1994). “Le lesbianisme à Montréal entre 1950 et 1972: une analyse sociologique d’expériences vecues.” Ph.D., Université de Montréal. 740 p.

Chambers, Stuart (2003). “Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Bill C-150: rational approach to homosexual acts, 1967-69.” M.A., University of Ottawa. 98 p.

Chapman, Terry L. (1984). “Sex crimes in Western Canada, 1890-1920.” Ph.D., University of Alberta. 271 leaves

Chenier, Elise R. (1995).”Tough ladies and troublemakers: Toronto’s public lesbian community, 1955-1965.” M.A., Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. 253 p.

Chenier, Elise (2001). “Stranger in our midst: male sexual ‘deviance’ in postwar Ontario.” Ph.D., Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. 407 p.

Churchill, David (1993). “Coming out in a cold climate: a history of gay men in Toronto during the 1950s.” M.A., University of Toronto. 115 p.

Churchill, David (2001). “When home became away: American expatriates and new social movements in Toronto, 1965–1977.” Ph.D., University of Chicago. 423 p.

Cooper, Daniell (2011). “Big gay library: an ethnography of the Pride Library at the University of Western Ontario.” M.I., Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. 124 p.

Corr, John (2007). “Diasporic sexualities in contemporary Canadian fiction.” Ph.D., McMaster University, 268 p.

Deveau, Danielle (2006). “Male parody, sketch comedy and cultural subversion: the work of Scott Thompson, Rick Mercer and Steve Smith.” M.A., Ryerson University and York University). 90 p.

Dickinson, Peter (1997). “Here is queer: nationalisms and sexualities in contemporary Canadian literatures.” Ph.D., University of British Columbia. 389 p.

Duder, Karen (2001). “The spreading depths: lesbians and bisexual women in English Canada, 1910-1965.” Ph.D., University of Victoria. 460 p.

Durocher, Robert Jason (2009). “Masked: an (visual) arts-informed perspective into gay teacher identity.” M.A., University of Toronto. 129 p.

Fadel, Alec. (1994). “Homosexual offenses in Ottawa 1950 to 1967: the medicalization of the legal process.” M.A., Concordia University. 116 p.

Faulkner, Mary (1999). “A case study of the institutional response to anti-gay/lesbian violence in Toronto.” Ph.D., University of Toronto. 269 p.

Foley, Bartholomew Fergus (1993). “Significant others: gay subcultural histories and practices.” M.A., Simon Fraser University. 226 p.

Fumia, Doreen (2003). “Competing for a piece of the pie: Equity seeking and the Toronto District School Board in the 1990s.” Ph.D., University of Toronto. 282 p.

Gentile, Patrizia (1996). “Searching for ‘Miss Civil Service’ and ‘Mr. Civil Service’: gender anxiety, beauty contests and fruit machines in the Canadian civil service, 1950-1973.” M.A., Carleton University. 177 p.

Goh, André Pierre (2006). “Finding space: the marginalization of a gay East Asian male immigrant in Toronto’s LGBTTIQ communities.” M.A., Ryerson University. 70 p. Online version via Ryerson’s Digital Commons.

Grundy, John, (2003)Staging queer differences in the entrepreneurial city: the politics of Pride Toronto.” M.A., Carleton University. 145 p.

Guindon, Jocelyn M. (2001). “La contestation des espaces gais au centre-ville de Montréal depuis 1950.” Ph.D., McGill University. 240 leaves

Healey, Daniel (1998). ‘Homosexual desire in revolutionary Russia: Public and hidden transcripts, 1917–1941.” Ph.D., University of Toronto, 497 p.

Higgins, Ross (1997). “A sense of belonging: pre-liberation space, symbolics, and leadership in gay Montreal.” Ph.D., McGill University. 445 p.

Hildebran, Andrea Logan (1997). “Lesbian activism in Montreal, 1973-1979.” M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal.

Hurteau, Pierre (1991). “Homosexualité, religion et droit au Québec: une approche historique.” Ph.D., Concordia University. 300 p.

Jackson, Paul (2002). “Courting homosexuals in the military: the management of homosexuality in the Canadian military, 1939-1945.” Ph.D., Queen’s University. 433 p.

Kapac, Jack S. (1992). “Chinese male homosexuality: sexual identity formation and gay organizational development in a contemporary Chinese population.” Ph.D., University of Toronto. 507 p.

Kinsman, Gary William (1989). “Official discourse as sexual regulation the social organization of the sexual policing of gay men.” Ph.D., University of Toronto.

Korfman, Geoffrey (2007). “The Wilde west: homosexual behavior in the court records of Saskatchewan, 1895-1930.” M.A., Trent University. 190 p.

Laing, Johanna (2008). “LGBTQ immigrant exclusion: an introduction.” M.A., Ryerson University. 62 p. Online version via Ryerson’s Digital Commons.

Lehman, Mark Warren (2006)Affect change: the increased influence of attitudinal factors on Canadians’ support for legal same-sex marriage.” M.A., University of Toronto. 83 p.

Leiss McKellar, Elisabeth (1995). “Out of order: Florence Carlyle and the challenge of identity, 1864-1923.” M.A., University of Western Ontario. 179 p.

Lesk, Andrew Joseph (2001). “The play of desire: Sinclair Ross’s gay fiction.” Ph.D., Université de Montréal. 253 p.

Leznoff, Maurice (1954). “The homosexual in urban society.” M.A., McGill University. 229 leaves

Lucas, Noelle May (2002). “Womonspace: building a Lesbian community in Edmonton, Alberta, 1970-1990.” M.A., University of Saskatchewan, 2002. 150 leaves

Luce, Jacquelyne M. (2002). “Queer conceptions: lesbian/bi/queer women: assisted reproduction and the politics of kinship.” Ph.D., York University. 282 p.

McDiarmid, Marney Elizabeth (1999). “From mouth to mouth: an oral history of lesbians and gays in Kingston from World War II to 1980.” M.A., Queen’s University. 177 p.

McKay, Richard Andrew (2011). “Imagining ‘Patient Zero’: sexuality, blame, and the origins of the North American AIDS epidemic.” D.Phil., Oxford University. 393 leaves.

Namaste, Ki (1990). “Positioning the gay subject: semiotic approach to safe sex advertisements and questions of meaning.” M.A., York University. 253 p.

Nash, Catherine Jean (1995). “Siting lesbians: sexuality, planning and urban space.” M.Pl., Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. 175 p.

Nash, Catherine Jean (2003). “”Toronto’s gay ghetto: politics and the disciplining of identity and space (1969-1982).” Ph.D., Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. 426 p.

Ng, Yvonne Chi-Ying (1981). “Ideology, media and moral panics: an analysis of the Jacques murder.” M.A., University of Toronto. On the horrific murder of Toronto “shoeshine” boy, Emanuel Jaques in 1977.

Noble, Jean Louise (1993). “A queer performance of gender: sexuality, identity and lesbian representational politics.” M.A., University of Alberta. 111 p.

Noël, Roger (1993). “Pratiques politiques et formation de l’identité gaie au Québec: l’expérience du Groupe homosexuel d’action politique, 1975-1976.” M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal. 208 p.

Olson, Nancy Louise (1998). “Assembling a life: the (auto)biography of Alexis Amelia Alvey, 1942-1945.” M.A., Simon Fraser University. 102 p.

Rayter, Scott Alan (2003). “He who laughs last: Comic representations of AIDS.” Ph.D., University of Toronto. 241 p.

Renwick, Nancy (1999). “No fury like a homosexual scorned: murder, mental illness and shifting perceptions of homosexuality in Canada, 1958-1959.” M.A., Concordia University. 71 leaves.

Rodriguez-Arbolay, Gregory Pablo, Jr. (2009).Connecting fragments: Solidarity and fragmentation in Montreal’s gay and lesbian communities, 1960-1977.” M.A., Sarah Lawrence College. 101 p.

Rollmann, Hans (2002).Body piercing and the exploration of spirituality, sexuality and fashion.” M.A., Memorial University. 236 p.

Ross, Becki (1992). “The house that Jill built: reconstructing the Lesbian Organization of Toronto, 1976-1980.” Ph.D., University of Toronto. 807 p.

Russell, Vanessa (2009). “Queering ethics: exploring the nature of teacher-student relationships.” Ph.D., University of Toronto. 306 p.

Sarsh, Bart. “Disgusting’ noises, and ‘dangerous’ spaces: tabloids, sexualities, and discourses of perversion, Toronto, 1950-1962.” Master of Arts research paper. Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, August 2005. Archived on the website of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Short, Donn (2009). “Am I safe here? Queers, bullying and safe schools.” Ph.D., York University. 425 p.

Stone, Sharon D (1984). “The right to be different: a study of the Lesbian Mothers’ Defence Fund.” M.A., York University. 123 p.

Tilton, Eleanor Elizabeth (1991). “AIDS Committee of Toronto: case study of a new community organization.” M.S.W., York University. 164 p.

Trentham, Barry (2010). “Old coyotes: life histories of aging gay men in rural Canada.” Ph.D., University of Toronto. 267 p.