Gay and Lesbian Rights

GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS in BC have been secured gradually and amid heated controversy, despite the fact that homosexual men and women have a continuous—if often hidden—presence in BC history. Canada's first homophile group, the Association for Social Knowledge (ASK), was formed in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver in 1964, followed by The Gay Alliance Towards Equality (GATE) in 1971 and the Society for Education, Action, Research and Counselling on Homosexuality (SEARCH) in 1973. GATE...

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