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Ladies’ Might

FLASHBACK: January 1974 in LGBT herstory

On a January night in 1974, four women decided they’d had enough. When ordered to leave a Toronto bar after singing a lesbian-themed song in a contest, the ensuing arrests and media coverage marked the start of a new, more assertive era in Canadian LGBT liberation. Dubbed “The Brunswick Four”—the name inspired by the tavern where they’d congregated—the defiant women showed that sometimes a simple song can become a battle cry.

 

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