Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada

The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada (LGLC) project brings together accounts of over 34,000 events, people, and places that shaped the creation of gay political consciousness in Canada, spanning from the formation of the first homophile group in in 1964 to the start of the AIDS crisis in 1981. Explore the movement, its politics, its victories, and its challenges through the LGLC database and contextual essays.

"As the movement and the size of the demonstrations increase over a period of time, it will become clear that we are not a tiny isolated minority" — Brian Waite, The Body Politic No 3. 1972, 4.

Loot marchers on College Street Toronto. Image courtesy of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Image: Loot marchers on College Street Toronto. Image courtesy of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives



The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada website is hosted by the Ryerson University Library.

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