Fund A Need:
Community Archivist Initiative
Our outreach programs connect the public with our strong sense of identity and shared heritage for LGBTQ2+ Canadians. Our 2017 Flashback Gala literally opened the doors to our Isabella Street collection with much-needed physical upgrades to improve accessibility. Last spring, the Metamorphosis Gala helped us build out our digital access, which has already increased our reach by 25 per cent.
Now we’re seeing the gaps in our collection more clearly. It’s time to amplify voices from our big beautiful queer and trans culture. Our goal is to bring new materials into the collection from historically underrepresented communities, including Indigenous, women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, people of colour, and persons with disabilities. We’re bringing in members of these communities, training them in archival skills and letting them guide the expansion of our collection. All of this requires financial support.