The Canadian Lesbian + Gay Archives (The ArQuives) 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
Successful nominees will be inducted into The ArQuives’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 ArQuives. 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: https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/exhibits/show/npc
The ArQuives 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.
National Portrait Collection Committee
About Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives:
Established in 1973, The ArQuives 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 ArQuives’s mandate to make this information available to the public for education and research. Over the years, The ArQuives has helped hundreds of people – students, artists, journalists, lawyers, and filmmakers – who complete numerous projects inside and outside of the LGBTQ2+ community.