Bathhouse Raid

Cracking Down On Public Sex Only Fuels Stereotypes

Will Goldbloom | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living
Will Goldbloom

Over the last few weeks, while dressed in plainclothes -- though they promise it was work-related -- police officers approached certain individuals in Etobicoke's Marie Curtis Park and signalled that they were interested in getting it on. Project Marie represents the historical clash between so-called family values and gay fun that has been an endless source of discrimination and homophobia.

The Evolution From Bathhouse Raids to Pride Parades

Bernie Farber | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

Another Canada Day, another successful Pride Parade along the streets of downtown Toronto. As in previous years one of the largest parades of its kind saw hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets. The Parade itself covers less than a mile or two of Toronto's streets but the geography is far less important than the message it sends. It was only 30 years ago this February that Toronto Police raided the city's gay bathhouses, arresting more than 300 innocent men.