Have your say on the LGBTQ2+ National Monument Proposals!

We are delighted to share the five finalist designs for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument. You’re invited to view these evocative concepts and provide your feedback, now until Nov 28th!

The LGBTQ2+ National Monument will tell the story of generations of all LGBTQ2+ people in Canada who have been persecuted, abused, dismissed and marginalized because of who they desire and how they identify. It will acknowledge discrimination experienced by LGBTQ2+ communities and the abuse perpetrated by the Canadian state, including during the LGBT Purge. While recognizing enduring injury and injustice, the LGBTQ2+ National Monument will educate, memorialize, celebrate and inspire. It will be guided by principles of inclusion, Indigeneity, visibility and timelessness.

See how five exceptional teams have responded to the Monument vision and have your say!


Read the press release issued by Canadian Heritage here.

Finalization of the LGBT Purge Class Action proceedings

On November 23, 2021 at 09:30 a.m., there will be a Federal Court of Canada hearing on matters relating to the LGBT Purge Class Action lawsuit (Todd Ross et al v. Her Majesty the Queen). Lawyers who represent the plaintiffs and the LGBT Purge Fund (Cambridge LLP) will be in court, as will lawyers representing the government. The class action proceedings are being finalized. Details of the proceedings will be sent to class members by their lawyers. It will be possible to watch the proceedings by Zoom link. You can register in advance at this link.