Gay TV In Canada

On Monday, September 11th at 6 p.m., Canada’s first regularly scheduled television programme produced by and for gay people was broadcast over Channel 10, Metro Cable’s Toronto outlet.

The series, entitled Coming Out, will run weekly for thirteen episodes. It is hosted by Paul Pearce and Sandra Dick, both staff members of the Community Homophile Association of Toronto, under whose aegis the programmes are being produced. The topics treated so far have been “Coming Out and the Family”, “Gay Liberation in Toronto”, “Myths”, “An Interview with Peter Maloney” and “Lesbianism”.

Paul, a 22 year old native of Stratford, Ontario, has stated: “This is a breakthrough in Canadian TV and will contribute a great deal to the education of the Toronto citizen on the topic of homosexuality.” Both he and Sandra – 25, originally of Winnipeg – lead their guests through an interesting and informative half hour of prime time television. Homosexuals discussing their life style in an atmosphere of pride and openness is an exhilerating sight – catch it on Channel 10, every Monday evening at 6 p.m.

ED. Reprinted from The Body Politic. Love and thanks.