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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 […]

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.

https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/news/lgbtq2-national-monument-site-selection

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