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The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada Prosopography is a searchable biographical database of over 3,000 people who appear within Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada, an interactive digital resource for the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history in Canada from 1964 to 1981. These individuals worked to push through major changes to the political and social landscape in Canada; however, because of their status as members of marginalized and persecuted groups, their efforts are largely unacknowledged.

The goal of the LGLC prosopography is to increase the amount of existing and publicly accessible historical information around the lesbian and gay liberation movement in Canada, and to capture for posterity the contributions that many individuals in Canada made to this movement.

Use the search bar to start exploring the people who played a role in the lesbian and gay liberation movement in Canada. Each person in the database has their own biographical entry with links to related people, places, periodicals, occupations, and more. Not sure where to begin? Start typing in any name, or even a single letter, and select someone from the list of generated suggestions.

NOTE:This site is in development. We are still testing the functionality of the search tool and cleaning the data. Please contact us if you would like to access the prosopography data for your research or if you find an error of any sort.


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, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.