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.
Image: Loot marchers on College Street Toronto. Image courtesy of The ArQuives.
Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada is supported by the Humanities Data Lab at the University of Ottawa, the Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, the Ryerson University Library, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Please visit our About page for a full list of the people responsible for LGLC.