Roy McMurtry: Once burned in effigy, now toasted by gay community



    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - SNEAK PREVIEW: An exclusive cover story in
tomorrow's XTRA papers across Canada and online at www.xtra.ca by GERALD
HANNON, winner of multiple National Magazine Awards.

    http://www.xtra.ca/GeraldHannon/McMurtryFeature.pdf

    ROY MCMURTRY'S RESURRECTION

    In June the gay community paid tribute to retiring chief justice Roy
    McMurtry.

    25 years ago we burned him in effigy.

    How did "the most-despised politician in the legislature" come to bask in
    our standing ovations?

    Writer Gerald Hannon meets the man who once tried to put him behind bars.

    (xx) READ IT NOW (xx) See Xtra's COVER and read the STORY, including
    eye-opening archival images:
    MCMURTRY BURNING IN EFFIGY
    MCMURTRY MOCKED IN EDITORIAL CARTOONS
    MCMURTRY APPLAUDED AT GAY TRIBUTE

    http://www.xtra.ca/GeraldHannon/McMurtryFeature.pdf





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