Jearld Frederick Moldenhauer – Photographer, Bookseller, Naturalist

Toronto City Hall Square Zap

Introduction for Toronto City Hall Square Zap

According to Don McLeod’s invaluable chronology of the movement from 1964-1975, Toronto Gay Action held its first meeting on June 27th, 1971. TGA sponsored a number of “zaps”.  Zaps were half planned/half spontaneous events where a group of gay men and/or lesbians would appear in an unexpected location (such as a straight bar) and start dancing together or making out. This public affection event in City Hall Square was the only zap I attended.