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Myseum Intersections Festival

Myseum Intersections Festival

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is happy to collaborate on four innovative exhibitions for the Myseum of Toronto‘s Intersections Festival. The annual festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibitions, events, workshops, and tours. This year’s theme is Arrivals and Departures. Jeanne B’ 93: A Gendertroublemaker Arrives Gender oppression, sex work, and animal… Continue Reading

What’s in the Archives? Sex, Women and Disability

What’s in the Archives? Sex, Women and Disability

In February 1980, the Body Politic released an article discussing the challenges that gay-identifying disabled people, encounter. In the article, the author, Gerald Hannon, emphasises the exclusion of people with disabilities within gay spaces. As he illustrates, the voices of LGBTQ2+ individuals who experience disability, are constantly forced to navigate spaces where disabled bodies are… Continue Reading

Volunteers At The Archives

We recently sat down with Harold Averill, who has been volunteering with the CLGA since 1978 as an archivist, and Adam Fernandes, who joined the Gala committee of the CLGA as the volunteer coordinator in July 2017, Continue Reading

Moving Forward at the CLGA

Welcome to 2018, a year that will bring big change to the CLGA. We are moving forward with our plans to change our name to better represent our mandate to be inclusive, to elevate underrepresented histories, Continue Reading

Request for Proposals: Museum Feasibility Study Consultant

Summary and Background The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives seeks proposals for a consultant to guide the organization in reaching out to individuals, with an emphasis on historically underrepresented groups (Black, Indigenous, people of colour, trans, and rural communities) to find out about the viability of an LGBTQ2+ museum. This consultant will design and oversee… Continue Reading

Don McLeod’s New Book is Out Now

Don McLeod’s New Book is Out Now

One of our longest-serving volunteers, Don McLeod, has launched his new book Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1976-1981. The chronological reference guide continues where his first volume concluded, revisiting some of the most noteworthy events and people involved in the fight for lesbian and gay rights in Canada in the… Continue Reading

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 18-week term, beginning November 27, 2017. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives program to improve public access to its rich holdings… Continue Reading

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Summary and Background The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives seeks proposals for a consultant to guide the organization in selecting a new name that better reflects our mandate to support the archives of LGBTQ2+ people. This consultant will design and oversee a community consultation process on the organization’s identity. The consultant will synthesize results from… Continue Reading

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

The CLGA created The Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to honour the memory of Brian King, one of the original Flashback Gala creators. Brian’s enthusiasm and devotion to the cause were, and are, legendary. At the 2016 Flashback Gala, the CLGA announced the creation of the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to enable researchers from… Continue Reading

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Myseum Intersections Festival

Myseum Intersections Festival

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is happy to collaborate on four innovative exhibitions for the Myseum of Toronto‘s Intersections Festival. The annual festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibitions, events, workshops, and tours. This year’s theme is Arrivals and Departures. Jeanne B’ 93: A Gendertroublemaker Arrives Gender oppression, sex work, and animal… Continue Reading

What’s in the Archives? Sex, Women and Disability

What’s in the Archives? Sex, Women and Disability

In February 1980, the Body Politic released an article discussing the challenges that gay-identifying disabled people, encounter. In the article, the author, Gerald Hannon, emphasises the exclusion of people with disabilities within gay spaces. As he illustrates, the voices of LGBTQ2+ individuals who experience disability, are constantly forced to navigate spaces where disabled bodies are… Continue Reading

Volunteers At The Archives

We recently sat down with Harold Averill, who has been volunteering with the CLGA since 1978 as an archivist, and Adam Fernandes, who joined the Gala committee of the CLGA as the volunteer coordinator in July 2017, Continue Reading

Moving Forward at the CLGA

Welcome to 2018, a year that will bring big change to the CLGA. We are moving forward with our plans to change our name to better represent our mandate to be inclusive, to elevate underrepresented histories, Continue Reading

Request for Proposals: Museum Feasibility Study Consultant

Summary and Background The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives seeks proposals for a consultant to guide the organization in reaching out to individuals, with an emphasis on historically underrepresented groups (Black, Indigenous, people of colour, trans, and rural communities) to find out about the viability of an LGBTQ2+ museum. This consultant will design and oversee… Continue Reading

Don McLeod’s New Book is Out Now

Don McLeod’s New Book is Out Now

One of our longest-serving volunteers, Don McLeod, has launched his new book Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1976-1981. The chronological reference guide continues where his first volume concluded, revisiting some of the most noteworthy events and people involved in the fight for lesbian and gay rights in Canada in the… Continue Reading

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 18-week term, beginning November 27, 2017. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives program to improve public access to its rich holdings… Continue Reading

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Summary and Background The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives seeks proposals for a consultant to guide the organization in selecting a new name that better reflects our mandate to support the archives of LGBTQ2+ people. This consultant will design and oversee a community consultation process on the organization’s identity. The consultant will synthesize results from… Continue Reading

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

The CLGA created The Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to honour the memory of Brian King, one of the original Flashback Gala creators. Brian’s enthusiasm and devotion to the cause were, and are, legendary. At the 2016 Flashback Gala, the CLGA announced the creation of the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to enable researchers from… Continue Reading

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@clga.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:
Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@clga.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The CLGA strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.