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Canada inducts five into Queer Hall of Fame

VANCOUVER -- Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, Olympian Mark Tewksbury and three other ground-breaking activists are the first five inductees into the Queer Hall of Fame.

VANCOUVER -- Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, Olympian Mark Tewksbury and three other ground-breaking activists are the first five inductees into the Queer Hall of Fame.

It's been more than 40 years since gay sex was addressed in Parliament, introduced by then-justice minister Trudeau.

Trudeau's son, Justin, says his father would have been touched by the gesture to induct him into the queer hall.

He says his father was very proud of leading the charge to decriminalize homosexuality.

Tewksbury made his homosexuality public six years after the swimmer won gold at the Barcelona Olympics.

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Author and activist Janine Fuller, long-time community activist Ted Northe and fundraising drag queen Robert Kaiser are also being inducted into the hall of fame.

The group will be official inducted at a celebration called the Q-Ball today in Vancouver.

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