The official announcement of the winning team for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument will take place online on March 24 at 10:00 a.m. EST.
This special event will include presentations by members of the winning design team, LGBT Purge Fund and representatives of the Government of Canada.
The invitation is open to all and we particularly encourage attendance from the community who has contributed to the creation of the LGBTQ2+ National Monument — a diverse group that includes: survivors; rights holders; Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ First Nations, Inuit and Métis people; activists; historians; design professionals; legal experts; allies; and so many more.
The Monument became possible in 2018, when the historic LGBT Purge settlement was won against the Canadian Government and funds were dedicated to the project in the memory of Purge victims who didn’t live to see compensation. In 2019, hundreds of people contributed to a comprehensive Vision for the Monument. In 2020, that Vision guided design teams as they dreamed up what a monument to both the LGBT Purge and to wider discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people in Canada might look and feel like. Thousands of people shared their thoughts on the five finalist proposals in 2021 — feedback that was instrumental in guiding the Monument jury’s decision. And now we arrive at another milestone.
Thank you for joining us on this historic journey.