A mainstream leader for the gay rights movement in Canada, Jack Layton, is being mourned across the country after losing a fight with cancer.
Layton, 61, led the country's opposition New Democratic Party and is being celebrated by the LGBT community for a long list of contributions. Gay newspaper Xtra! rounded up a timeline that begins in 1982 with Layton's election as an alderman in Toronto based on backing from LGBT residents. He later oversaw response to the city's AIDS crisis in the 1980s, even distributing condoms.
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