Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CLGA NATIONAL PORTRAIT COLLECTION CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS

Toronto, ON, July 13, 2010 - The Canadian Lesbian + Gay Archives (CLGA) needs your help to nominate individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth of diverse, out and proud lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities in Canada.

Do you know people who have made significant contributions to your LGBT community?

Successful nominees will be inducted into CLGA's National Portrait Collection (NPC) with a new commissioned portrait. Nominations are due September 1, 2010.

For more information, visit www.CLGA.ca/NPC .


The NPC is a central part of our archival holdings at the CLGA. The collection was established in 1998 with 25 original portraits, and coincided with our 25th anniversary. Since then, the collection has grown to 70 portraits of various mediums that include photography, oil and watercolour. The collection is regularly exhibited in our home in Toronto as well as at other venues across Canada, in celebration of all LGBT communities. We are committed to continuous expansion of the collection, thereby actively engaging in the creation of our own historical record.

The CLGA is the second largest LGBT archive in the world, and is a leader within the global community. The CLGA aspires to be a significant resource and catalyst for those who strive for a future world where LGBT people are accepted, valued and celebrated. For more information, visit us at www.CLGA.ca .

For more information, interviews and images, please contact:
Peter Lam, CLGA National Portrait Collection Sub-Committee - NPC@CLGA.ca

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