“Survivor Stories” launches on YouTube

A new oral history project is underway that captures the stories of LGBT Purge Survivors. The “Survivor Stories” series is available on YouTube here and a selection of the videos is below.  This collection is ongoing and we encourage survivors of the LGBT Purge to share their stories.

To participate, send an email […]

Five finalist teams announced for LGBTQ2+ National Monument

The LGBT Purge Fund is very pleased to see the announcement of the five design teams that will submit designs for Canada’s LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa.

The five selected design firms clearly represent professional excellence. They have also demonstrated their commitment to diversity, inclusion and implementing the vision of the monument.

The five […]

LGBT Purge Fund Announces Decision to Resume Negotiations with the CMHR

Ottawa, November 6, 2020 – This week, the LGBT Purge Fund board of directors unanimously approved a resolution to resume negotiations with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) to plan an exhibition about the LGBT Purge at the Museum.

In June 2020, very serious allegations of racism and homophobia at the CMHR […]

Our Progress in 2020

So far, 2020 has been a busy time for the LGBT Purge Fund. We continue to work on our projects despite the challenges posed by COVID. Here are a few updates:

• The LGBTQ2+ National Monument project is advancing nicely. We are in the process of inviting design firms to share interest and […]

Announcing the LGBTQ2+ National Monument Jury

The LGBT Purge Fund is delighted to announce the Jury for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument. The group of 10 includes experts in the fields of visual arts, landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, as well as LGBT Purge survivors, representatives from key stakeholder groups, and subject-matter specialists. Together, the members also bring diverse […]