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April 10 Toronto Lesbian activists […]




April 10 Toronto Lesbian activists Christine Bearchell and Konnie Reich were assaulted at the corner of Bedford and Lowther streets while walking home hand-in-hand. The hysterical male assailant lashed the women with a belt, calling them "diseased" and demanding to know why they couldn't "get a man." The man was charged with assault with intent to cause bodily harm.

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Bedford and Lowther StreetsToronto

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Konnie ReichChris Bearchell

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Ken Popert, "Two Women Attacked," Body Politic, no. 24 (1976), p. 7.T.P. (Terry Phillips), "Toronto Lesbians Assaulted," Gay Rising, April 1976, pp. 1–2