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January 5 Toronto The Crown Attorney […]




January 5 Toronto The Crown Attorney laid charges against Pink Triangle Press (PTP), the non-profit publisher of the Body Politic, and its officers Gerald Hannon (treasurer), Ed Jackson (secretary), and Ken Popert (president), under section 159 (use of the mails for the distribution of obscene material) and section 164 (possession of obscene material for the purpose of distribution) of the Canadian Criminal Code. The first charge related to the December 1977–January 1978 issue of the Body Politic, containing Gerald Hannon's article "Men Loving Boys Loving Men." The second related to PTP's book service, which distributed the book Loving Man, by Dr. Mark Freedman and Harvey Mays. (See also March 23, 1978; June 5, 1978; June 28, 1978; July 18, 1978; January 2, 1979; January 3, 1979; February 14, 1979; March 6, 1979; March–April 1979; February 7–8, 1980; February 29, 1980; March 4–5, 1981; March 18, 1981; June 15, 1981; October 6, 1981; November 24, 1981; and December 21, 1981.)

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March–April Toronto After its […]March 6 Toronto Ontario's Attorney […]February 14 Toronto Ontario […]January 3 Toronto The BPFPF and the […]January 2 Toronto The trial of PTP […]July 18 Toronto The trial date for […]June 28 Toronto The Toronto police […]June 5 Ottawa A three-judge panel of […]March 23 Toronto Sixty people […]

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Harvey MaysMark FreedmanKen PopertEd JacksonGerald Hannon

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Pink Triangle Press

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The Body Politic

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Men Loving Boys Loving Men

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Loving ManCanadian Criminal Code

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"TBP Raided & Charged: Office Searched for More Than Three Hours, Pink Triangle Directors Slapped with Obscenity Charges," Body Politic, no. 40 (1978), pp. 8–9."Obscenity Charges Laid against Paper," Globe and Mail, metro ed., 6 January 1978, p. 2