Follow mainstream media treatment of a major story -- as recorded in two contemporary websites now "archived" to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives site.
The two sites were first set up in Nov 1995 to cover (and help counter) stories focusing on Gerald Hannon: journalism instructor; author of "Men Loving Boys Loving Men", the 1977 article that led to The Body Politic's long legal battles -- and a prostitute. An introductory page and final chronology have been added as separate documents.
A chronology from Nov 1977 to Oct 1983, and from Jul 1994 through Nov 1995 draws parallels between the "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" case and the Hannon Affair of the mid-1990s. It has links to dozens of news reports, editorials, letters, and other related items. The home page of one of the original sites lists others -- more than 50 documents in all. Later chronologies bring things up to date, to May 1997.
Together, they show you the story as it was reported in the press -- or, rather, as it was created there. A Nov 1995 introductory essay discusses the phenomenon of media- generated moral panics; the many newspaper pieces here let you see one unfolding right before your eyes.
One site also offers a more extensive chronology of The Trials of The Body Politic and other events of the period (1977 to 1985). The other includes a list of related contemporary documents available online -- including "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" itself.