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October 19 Toronto The Toronto Star […]




October 19 Toronto The Toronto Star published the editorial "Homosexuals: Where the Star Draws the Line," which outlined the paper's attitude and policy towards homosexuality and condemned the "aggressive recruitment propaganda" of The Body Politic and other gay groups. The Star's editorial was triggered in part by its disapproval of Gerald Hannon's opinion piece "Outrage," published in the September-October 1974 issue of The Body Politic, in which Hannon urged the gay community to call for the release of Karl John Roestad, an imprisoned homosexual pedophile. (See also October 22, October 30, October-November, and November 8,10,1974.)

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Karl John RoestadGerald Hannon

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The Body PoliticToronto Daily Star; Toronto Star

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OutrageHomosexuals: Where the Star Draws the Line

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Bob Wolfe, "Church Editorial," Metro Community News 1 (i November 1974): 1, 3.Terence Phillips, "Gays Smeared by Toronto Press," Pro Tem (Glendon College, York Univ.), 30 October 1974, p. 2;"Open Forum: Homosexuality and SIECCAN. An Exchange on Gay Liberation, the Editorial Policy of the Toronto Star and SIECCAN'S Role in Public Education about Homosexuality," SIECCAN Toronto Newsletter 10 (Summer 1975): 9-20;Gary Kinsman, "Defeat Sexual Reaction! In Canada: Mass Media Attacks Gays," Old Mole (RMG, Toronto), no. 15 (1974), p. 7;"Homosexuals: Where the Star Draws the Line" (editorial), Toronto Star, Saturday ed., 19 October 1974, p. B2;Gerald Hannon, "Outrage" (opinion column). Body Politic, no. 15 (1974), p. 10;"Found Guilty of Bias, Newspaper Retaliates with Smear Campaign," Body Politic, no. 16 (1974), pp. 5, 7;M.G., "An Open Reply" (letter), Metro Community News 1 (1 November 1974): 14;