The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of our histories. Its mandate is to: * acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada * maintain a research library, international research files, and an international collection of LGBTQ2+ periodicals.
Founded in 1971, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. With a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves and provides public access to archival materials. By collecting and caring for important historical records, personal papers, unpublished documents, publications, audio-visual material, works of art, photographs, posters, and artifacts, the CLGA is a trusted guardian of LGBTQ2+ histories now and for generations to come.