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CLGA National Portrait Collection Call for Proposals

The Canadian Lesbian + Gay Archives (CLGA) are looking to nominate individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth of diverse, out and proud LGBTQ2+ communities in Canada.

Do you know people who have made significant contributions to your LGBTQ2+ community?

For full details on how to nominate please visit our website at

https://clga.ca/national-portrait-collection-nominations/ 

Successful nominees will be inducted into CLGA’s National Portrait Collection (NPC) with an original commissioned portrait.

Nominations are due November 16, 2018.

The National Portrait Collection is a central part of our archival holdings at the CLGA. The collection was established in 1998 with 25 original portraits, and coincided with our 25th anniversary. Since then, the collection has grown to over 70 portraits of noteworthy individuals such as Dr. Alan Li, Glen Murray, K.D. Lang, Douglas Stewart, Carmen Paquette, Shani Mootoo, Craig Russell, Kyle Scanlon, Nicole Brossard, and Carole Pope. In celebration of all LGBTQ2+ communities the collection is regularly exhibited between our home in Toronto and venues across Canada. You can view the collection at:  http://digitalcollections.clga.ca/exhibits/show/npc

The CLGA acknowledges and is committed to addressing historical inequities within our organization. We encourage the nomination of marginalized communities including those that identify as women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and persons with disabilities.

Contact:­­
npc@clga.ca
National Portrait Collection Committee

About Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives:

Established in 1973, The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives aids in the recovery and preservation of LGBTQ2+ histories. Its mission is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada. To support this function, the Archives also maintain significant non-archival collections including a research library, international subject files, and an international collection of queer periodicals. It is the CLGA’s mandate to make this information available to the public for education and research. Over the years, the CLGA has helped hundreds of people – students, artists, journalists, lawyers, and filmmakers – who complete numerous projects inside and outside of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Website: https://clga.ca
Twitter: @CLGArchives
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/CLGArchives

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The Canadian Lesbian + Gay Archives (CLGA) are looking to nominate individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth of diverse, out and proud LGBTQ2+ communities in Canada.

Do you know people who have made significant contributions to your LGBTQ2+ community?

For full details on how to nominate please visit our website at

https://clga.ca/national-portrait-collection-nominations/ 

Successful nominees will be inducted into CLGA’s National Portrait Collection (NPC) with an original commissioned portrait.

Nominations are due November 16, 2018.

The National Portrait Collection is a central part of our archival holdings at the CLGA. The collection was established in 1998 with 25 original portraits, and coincided with our 25th anniversary. Since then, the collection has grown to over 70 portraits of noteworthy individuals such as Dr. Alan Li, Glen Murray, K.D. Lang, Douglas Stewart, Carmen Paquette, Shani Mootoo, Craig Russell, Kyle Scanlon, Nicole Brossard, and Carole Pope. In celebration of all LGBTQ2+ communities the collection is regularly exhibited between our home in Toronto and venues across Canada. You can view the collection at:  http://digitalcollections.clga.ca/exhibits/show/npc

The CLGA acknowledges and is committed to addressing historical inequities within our organization. We encourage the nomination of marginalized communities including those that identify as women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and persons with disabilities.

Contact:­­
npc@clga.ca
National Portrait Collection Committee

About Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives:

Established in 1973, The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives aids in the recovery and preservation of LGBTQ2+ histories. Its mission is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada. To support this function, the Archives also maintain significant non-archival collections including a research library, international subject files, and an international collection of queer periodicals. It is the CLGA’s mandate to make this information available to the public for education and research. Over the years, the CLGA has helped hundreds of people – students, artists, journalists, lawyers, and filmmakers – who complete numerous projects inside and outside of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Website: https://clga.ca
Twitter: @CLGArchives
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/CLGArchives

CONTACT US


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.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make the CLGA more accessible, we are now renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. The exterior construction started Monday, September 17, 2018 and will continue until late November. The first steps will be working to fence off the tree at the front of the house. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make the CLGA more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@clga.ca

Update – Sep 27, 2018: The front door is currently not accessible due to construction. Please use the back door until further notice.


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.