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 […]

Statement regarding allegations of racism & homophobia at the CMHR

The LGBT Purge Fund has just become aware of very serious allegations of racism and homophobia at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), as reported in the news media.

The LGBT Purge Fund was created as a result of a class action lawsuit with the primary purpose to memorialize this tragic chapter […]

The LGBTQ2+ National Monument

Good news!

On January 23, 2020, the LGBT Purge Fund received approval from the National Capital Commission for access to our preferred land location to build the LGBTQ2+ National Monument.

The monument will be built in downtown Ottawa in a large area of open land on Wellington Street. The site is located near the […]


The board of directors of the LGBT Purge Fund is pleased to announce that we have hired our first employee. Effective September 19, 2019, Michelle Douglas became the full-time Executive Director of the LGBT Purge Fund.

We are also pleased to announce that Martine Roy will become the Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGBT Purge Fund.

Diane Pitre

On September 24, 1980, she was purged from the Armed Forces after a lengthy 2-year investigation under the CFAO 19-20 “Sexual Deviation – Investigation, Medical Investigation and Disposal for being a homosexual”. She was told that she was a threat to her country because of her sexuality.