Anatomy of the Body ~

An Exploration of The Body Politic 1971-1987

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The Body Politic was Canada's leading gay liberation periodical of the 1970s and 80s. For over 16 years, this paper chronicled and provided insightful, dynamic and controversial commentary on issues impacting the homosexual community on a local, national, and international level. This site is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of the Body Politic by capturing and providing access to some of the paper's striking images, important content and essential context. Please click on the links below to explore, through words and pictures, the phenomenon that was the Body Politic.

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This site is dedicated to chronicling the life of the Body Politic and the gay liberation movement which it in turn chronicled. While we we encourage all visitors to explore the site with an open mind we recognize that particular content and certain images may be offensive to some users. Please browse this site at your own discretion.

This site was created for the Hudler Archives (Pride Library)
University of Western Ontario
Robin Nadjiwan, Christina Zhu, Kirsten Moffatt, and Rebecca Dechert