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Toronto bathhouse raids of 1981 enrage gay community

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Civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby says police discriminated against gay men by raiding four bathhouses, but the chief of police disagrees.

Medium: Television
Broadcast Date: Feb. 9, 1981
Program: The National
Host: Knowlton Nash
Reporter: Fred Langan
Guests: Clayton Ruby, Jack Ackroyd
Duration: 2:16

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