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Living out loud: a new gay pride

It was a time of protests, legal fights and backlash. With a growing sense of solidarity, gays and lesbians became more visible in Canadian society in the 1960s, '70s and early '80s. Homosexuality gradually became more accepted as more Canadians came out of the closet to demand equality under the law.

 Barbara Frum looks at gay liberation in the CBC Radio program Rule and Revolution.

Medium: Radio
Program: Rule and Revolution
Broadcast Date: July 7, 1971
Guest(s): Charlie Hill, George Hislop, Rev. Clark McDonald, Edward Turner
Host: Barbara Frum
Reporter: Harold Lawrence
Duration: 28:59

Last updated: January 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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