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Thursday, August 28, 2003

All Frocked Up: Glimpses of Cross-Dressing in Saskatchewan deals with the history of female and male impersonation, performed as entertainment in Saskatchewan. The idea arose from a project documenting drag in Saskatoon, part of an ongoing effort to preserve the history of Saskatchewan’s gay and lesbian communities. Background research led to the discovery of older traditions of 'theatrical' cross-dressing in Saskatchewan that seemed unconnected or only distantly related to more recent gay drag performances. Given the social conservatism of our traditionally agrarian province, it initially surprised us that our forebears should have been so taken with entertainments not only prohibited by the Bible, but long colored by associations with sexual aberration and misogyny - presented by The Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists

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