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John Bodis

He was a member of Gay Equality Mississauga. He received death threats after organizing a screening of the gay film The Naked Civil Servant in March 1978. The next month, Bodis was fired from his job as purchasing clerk for the City of Toronto. Bodis claimed this was due to his sexuality. On 16 June 1981 he represented the Right To Privacy Committee with Bob Gallagher (#BGAL) before the Metropolitan Toronto Board of Police Commissioners. They made a presentation about police persecution of the gay community, made recommendations, and asked for a concrete response. When asked if he would respond to the recommendations, Police Chief Jack Ackroyd made a “no comment” and the meeting ended.

Names John Bodis (Main)
BE [n78.133] John S. Bodis (altName)
BE [n78.49]
Related Pages https://lglc.ca/person/JBOD/
Identities Gay
BG [n78.167]
Occupations Journalist
1975/12/19 - 1976/01/02

https://lglc.ca/event/n75.216
https://lglc.ca/event/n75.28

Purchasing clerk for City of Toronto Government
notAfter(1978/04/03)

https://lglc.ca/event/n78.167

Associated People https://lglc.ca/person/BGAL/
(Coactivists)
Personal
Social
notAfter(1981/06/18)

https://lglc.ca/event/n81.241

Associated Organizations https://lglc.ca/organization/GEM/ (Secretary)
notAfter(1978/03/14)

BCE [n78.133]

https://lglc.ca/organization/GEM/ (President)
notAfter(1978/04/03)

BCE [n78.167]

https://lglc.ca/organization/RTPC/ (Representative)
notAfter(1981/06/18)

BCE [n81.241]

https://lglc.ca/organization/TGCC/ (Representative)
notAfter(1981/12/11)

BCE [n81.416]

Associated Periodicals https://lglc.ca/periodical/p70/ (Journalist)
1975/12/19 - 1976/01/02

BCE [n75.216], D [n75.28]

https://lglc.ca/periodical/p70/ (Journalist)
notAfter(1975/02/07)

BCE [n75.28]