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"No more raids!" Bathhouse protests - raw tape

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.

Warning: offensive language. Raw footage of street demonstrations after the Toronto bathhouse raids.

Medium: Television
Production Date: Feb. 7, 1981
Duration: 2:02

Last updated: January 9, 2013

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