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Brent Hawkes

Brent Hawkes was elected pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto in 1978. He led and took part in a number of demonstrations throughout the liberation movement, often protesting police harassment of the gay community. For example, he went on a hunger strike to demand an inquiry after the Toronto Bathhouse raids in 1981. He also met with police officials to speak on behalf of the gay community, such as with Toronto Police Chief Jack Ackroyd in December 1981.

Names Brent Hawkes (Main) BE [n77.55]
Related Pages Brent Hawkes on LGLC
Brent Hawkes on VIAF
Birth Date 1950
Birth Place New Brunswick
Activist [Yes - Pro]
Identities Gay

BF [“Senior Pastor, Rev. Jeff Rock,” Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, n.d., https://www.mcctoronto.com/who-we-are/our-senior-pastor/]

Canadian

BG [“Senior Pastor, Rev. Jeff Rock,” Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, n.d., https://www.mcctoronto.com/who-we-are/our-senior-pastor/]

Occupations Reverend Ecclesiastical
1977 - 1978/02

https://lglc.ca/event/n77.41

Orders of Merit Order of Canada (2007-05-03)
Associated People

https://lglc.ca/person/JSPR/
(Spouses)
Personal
Romantic
1982
"Senior Pastor, Rev. Jeff Rock," Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, n.d., https://www.mcctoronto.com/who-we-are/our-senior-pastor/ http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/02/01/toronto-pastor-brent-hawkes-charged-in-1970s-sex-assault.html(http://goo.gl/mgkvWJ)

Del Mansell
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
notAfter(1981/12/01)
Event: December 1 Toronto The Ontario […]

George Hislop
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
notAfter(1979/12/13)
Event: December 13 Toronto Gay community […]

Associated Organizations Organization: Metropolitan Community Church (Member)
1977 - 1978

BCD [n77.41]

https://lglc.ca/organization/RTPC/ (Chairperson)
1978/12/22

BCE [n78.409]

Organization: Gay Community Choir (Representative)
notAfter(1981/12/11)

BCE [n81.416]

Associated Periodicals Metro Community News (Journalist)
1977/03/04

BCE [n77.55]