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November Toronto Claire Hoy, an […]




November Toronto Claire Hoy, an anti-gay columnist with the Toronto Sun, narrowly escaped being hit by a coconut cream pie when he was leaving CBC studios on Jarvis Street after the taping of a panel program on gay rights (broadcast on November 24). The pie, thrown by a member of the gay community, was deflected and smeared the back of another panellist, Rev. Joseph MacDonald, a Baptist minister and the national chairman of the recently formed CAHRL. Both men had spoken against legislative protection for homosexuals during the program. The other panellists were John Damien and Gerald Hannon of the Body Politic.

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October Port Hope, Ont. Rev. Joseph […]

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CBC OfficesToronto

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Gerald HannonJohn DamienJoe MacDonaldClaire Hoy

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Citizens against Homosexual Rights LegislationCanadian Broadcasting Corporation

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The Body PoliticToronto Sun

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Ed Jackson, "Pie Splatters, Hoy Splutters," Body Politic, no. 39 (1977–78), p. 8.Claire Hoy, "Gay Rights... Continuing Saga" (column), Toronto Sun, 13 November 1977, p. 18True Davidson, "Human Rights" (column), Toronto Sun, 17 November 1977, p. 11"Claire Hoy at It Again!" Gay Rising, December 1977, pp. (3–4)Chris Bearchell, "On the Offensive" (column), Body Politic, no. 41 (1978), p. 22Chris Bearchell, "Knowing Who Your Friends Are or Lesbian Images, Part II," Body Politic, no. 39 (1977–78), p. 35