Father Raymond Gravel (born 1952 in Saint-Damien-de-Brandon, Quebec) is a Canadian priest and politician who is currently the Member of Parliament for the riding of Repentigny, as a member of the Bloc Québécois. He is a controversial (and "dissenting") Roman Catholic priest in Quebec, Canada. He was elected to the House of Commons in a 2006 November 27 by-election.
As a youth, Gravel had worked as a male prostitute and in a gay leather bar. He left home to be a male escort at the age of 16 in Montreal. After working in two gay bars, he decided to enter the seminary in 1982. He is currently the priest at St-Joachim de la Plaine Church in La Plaine, Quebec.
- Montreal Gazette: "Controversial priest wants Bloc Repentigny nomination"
- Globe and Mail: "Prostitute-turned-priest to run for BQ in by-election"
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