The Fruit Machine
Theirs is a story of betrayal that is both national and deeply personal. Men and women who dedicated their lives to public service, some signing oaths of allegiance and servitude; casualties of a political tapestry woven in the fibers of acute security measures that somehow became normalized.
Homosexuality, then considered a “character weakness,” (along with drunkenness and adultery), was grounds for surveillance and interrogation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, under the directive of the newly-established Security Panel. The Department of National Defence shared the RCMP’s conservative mindset and pervasive bigotry.
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