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Charles Hill

Charles Hill was an activist in Ontario’s homophile movement. In 1971 he was part of the first large-scale gay rights protest in Canada, We Demand, on Parliament Hill. In April of that year he also took part in a CBC radio debate with other activists against Dr. Daniel Cappon, who believed that homosexuals were dangerous because they attracted others to homosexuality. In 1972 he became curator at the National Gallery as well as the second president of Gays of Ottawa (GO). In 1975, Hill and Ron Dayman met with Ottawa Mayor Lorry Greenberg to discuss police discrimination, and possible civil rights protections for gay municipal employees. Hill and Dayman also appeared before the Ontario Press Council, claiming that the Ottawa Citizen had engaged in a sensationalist anti-gay witch-hunt.

Names Charles C. Hill (Main)
BE [n69.11] C. Hill (altName)
BE [n73.39] Charles Hill (Main)
BE [n69.21]
Related Pages https://lglc.ca/person/CHIL/
https://viaf.org/viaf/23366465/
Birth Date 1945
Birth Place https://lglc.ca/place/OTT/
Activist [Yes - Pro]
Identities Gay
BG [n69.21] Homosexual

BG [“Charles Hill” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto]

Canadian

BG [Neil McKinnon, “Charlie Hill: from protest to the Order of Canada,” Daily Xtra, 6 July 2011, https://www.dailyxtra.com/charlie-hill-from-protest-to-the-order-of-canada-6919]

Occupations Columnist
1971/12/08

https://lglc.ca/event/n71.100

Curator
1980

“Charles Hill” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto

Curator
1980

BCG [“Charles Hill” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto]

Orders of Merit Member of the Order of Canada (2000-11-15)
Charges
Committing an indecent act
Discharged
1966

“Charles Hill” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto

Associated People https://lglc.ca/person/CPIN/
(Coauthors)
Professional
Occupational
1972/05

https://lglc.ca/event/n72.46

https://lglc.ca/person/AGOU/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
5/13/1971

https://lglc.ca/event/n71.48

https://lglc.ca/person/DGER/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
5/13/1971

https://lglc.ca/event/n71.48

https://lglc.ca/person/DLEB/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
10/15/1974

https://lglc.ca/event/n74.174

https://lglc.ca/person/GJAC/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
1/19/1970

https://lglc.ca/event/n70.9

https://lglc.ca/person/JHOF/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
9/14/1971

https://lglc.ca/event/n71.73

https://lglc.ca/person/JMOL/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
10/24/1969 - 1973

https://lglc.ca/event/n69.21

https://lglc.ca/person/PBIA/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
9/14/1971

https://lglc.ca/event/n71.73

https://lglc.ca/person/RTURC/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
9/14/1971

https://lglc.ca/event/n71.73

https://lglc.ca/person/TREI/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
9/14/1971

https://lglc.ca/event/n71.73

https://lglc.ca/person/IYOU/
notAfter(1970/01/14)

https://lglc.ca/event/n69.21

https://lglc.ca/person/WMCR/
notAfter(1970/01/14)

https://lglc.ca/event/n69.21

https://lglc.ca/person/ALUN/
(Friends)
Personal
Social
1970

“Charles Hill” vertical file, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto

https://lglc.ca/person/CPIN/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
1972/05

https://lglc.ca/event/n72.46

Associated Organizations https://lglc.ca/organization/CHATT/ (Member)
1972/05

BCE [n72.46]

https://lglc.ca/organization/GO/ (Member)
1971/09/14

BE [n74.177], C [n71.73]

https://lglc.ca/organization/GO/ (President)
1973/04

BCE [n71.73]

https://lglc.ca/organization/GO/ (Founder)
[1971]

ISBN:9781280114342

https://lglc.ca/organization/TGA/ (Member)
1971/08/28

BCE [n71.68]

https://lglc.ca/organization/UTHA/ (Chairperson)
1969/10/24 - 1973/12/31

BCDE [n69.21]

https://lglc.ca/organization/UTHA/ (Member)
1971/05/13

BCE [n71.48]

https://lglc.ca/organization/UTHA/ (Founder)
1969

ISBN:9781280114342

Associated Periodicals https://lglc.ca/periodical/p136/ (Columnist)
1971/12/08

BCE [n71.100]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p105/ (LetterWriter)
1970/01/14 - 1971/04/24

BCE [n69.21], D [n71.45]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p110/ (LetterWriter)
1970/11/13

BCE [n70.32]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p132/ (LetterWriter)
1937/07/17

BCE [n73.77]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p46/ (Writer)
1973

BCE [n69.11]