picMaryAnnMancini at the February 17, 1977 Demonstration. Photo by RobinMetcalfe

LynnMurphy writes: for many years CBC refused to take Public Service announcements coming from GAE/GALA: these would be for workshops or other special events.

In 1977 RobinMetcalfe, and others, convinced the Dalhousie Gazette to lead a nationwide boycott of CBC advertising by university student papers until, many years later, they finally changed their position. This was an amazing thing, because CBC ads were a very good source of revenue for the impoverished university presses, but they gave it up for gay/lesbian rights. On February 17, 1977 there was a small picket in front of the CBC building, but really the boycott was the important thing.

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