Lesbian National Parks and Services (1997)

Lesbian National Parks and Services (1997) HIDVL

Lesbian National Parks and Services was founded in 1997 to insert a lesbian presence into the landscape. In full uniform as Lesbian Rangers, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan patrol parklands, challenging the general public’s ideas of tourism, recreation, and the “natural” environment. Equipped with informative brochures and well-researched knowledge, they are a visible homosexual presence in spaces where concepts of history and biology exclude all but a very few. The Rangers are in near constant demand and have performed “tours-of-duty” across Canada and abroad including the Sydney Gay/Lesbian Mardi Gras (Australia) and Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (USA) in all manner of terrain from parks to city streets to university halls. They have also written brochures and books, created postcards and videos, informing and recruiting since 1997. The Rangers’ work is ongoing. “Do unto lesbians as you would have lesbians do unto you.”

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/tht76pt8

Additional Info

  • Title: Lesbian National Parks and Services
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 0:05:26
  • Language: English
  • Date: Jul 1997
  • Location: First performed in July 1997 at Banff National Park, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Shawna Dempsey, performer. Lorri Millan, performer.
  • Credits: Shawna Dempsey, creator. Lorri Millan, creator.