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Challenging the Conspiracy of Silence: My Life as a Canadian Gay Activist

The autobiography of Jim Egan (1921–2000), Canada's pioneer gay activist, who publicly fought for gay civil rights from 1949 through the 1990s.

“I cannot understand why so many men spend years, sometimes even a lifetime, agonizing over the fact that they are gay. Homosexuality was never a problem for me. I never felt the need for society’s permission or approval to live my life.” – Jim Egan