Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada

Based on a chronology by collaborator Don McLeod (U Toronto), the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project brings together 18,000 records about the gay liberation movement, spanning the founding of Canada's first homophile groups in 1964 to the start of the AIDS crisis in 1981. The LGLC project illuminates connections between the people, the organizations, the periodicals and the demonstrations that defined the gay liberation movement as it moved from city to city, offering new insights into the political action, art, and lobbying that led to historic legal reforms in Canada. The LGLC project is supplementing the historical research that underpins the base text with new information about people, periodicals, and places. Technologically, the project explores the affordances of TEI-XML and graph networks in the representation of personhood. The project is housed by the Humanist Data Lab.

Main Contact / Project Lead
Constance Crompton (UBCO) and Michelle Schwartz (Ryerson)
Department / Centre / Unit
Critical Studies
Subject Area
  • English Language and Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • History