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November 21 Toronto Issue 39 (December 1977–January 1978) of the Body Politic, which contained Gerald Hannon's controversial article on adult-child sexuality, "Men Loving Boys Loving Men," was published. It contained interviews with three pedophiles and with an adult who in his youth had a relationship with a pedophile. For six months the Body Politic collective had debated whether to publish the article. Reader reaction to the publication was mixed, and eventually prompted more letters to the editor than any other article in the paper's history. (See also December 1977; December 22, 1977; December 25, 1977; December 27, 1977; December 28, 1977; and December 30, 1977.)

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Francie Wyland, for Wages Due Lesbians, "The Body Politic" (letter), Metro Community News 5 (January 1978) : 8.Ted Whittaker, "Of Men and Boys," Toronto Clarion, May 1978, p. 15Norman Snider, "The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name...," Quest, 8, no. 4 (June–August 1979): 30b–30d, 30f, 30h, 30j, 30l, 30nBecki Ross, "Like Apples and Oranges: Lesbian Feminist Responses to the Politics of The Body Politic," in Queerly Canadian: An Introductory Reader in Sexuality Studies, eds. Maureen FitzGerald and Scott Rayter (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2012), pp. 139–50L. Phillips, "The Straight Goods" (letter), Body Politic, no. 51 (1979), pp. 4–5Name Withheld, "Diddle Panic" (letter), Body Politic, no. 53 (1979), p. 6"The Media: Making News Happen," Body Politic, no. 40 (1978), p. 9"Letters: Of Cops and Little Boys," Body Politic, no. 42 (1978), p. 2"Letters," Body Politic, no. 41 (1978), pp. 2–3, 28"Letters," Body Politic, no. 40 (1978), pp. 2–3Claire Hoy, "Sex with Kids Is Sick" (column), Toronto Sun, 17 June 1979, p. 20Gerald Hannon, "Men Loving Boys Loving Men," Body Politic, no. 39 (1977–78), pp. 29–33James Eilers, "Up Yours, TBP" (letter), Body Politic, no. 45 (1978), p. 2Body Politic collective, "The Year: Children" (editorial), Body Politic, no. 39 (1977–78), p. 29Chester Binner, "Pedophile Speaks Out" (letter), Body Politic, no. 45 (1978), p. 2Marlowe Amber, "Boys Noise" (letter), Body Politic, no. 51 (1979), p. 5