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The rocky road to gay rights

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.

 A survey of the progress - and lack of it - made by gays demanding equality in Canada.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Jan. 16, 1978
Guest(s): Claire Hoy
Reporter: Dan Bjarnason
Duration: 3:36

Last updated: November 20, 2012

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