Thursday, June 30, 2011

We're in the news....

On the eve of Pride in Toronto we're in the news.
Check out this article in the Torontoist by our President, Robert Windrum and an article in Now magazine, Toronto for which we provided research assistance (too bad they left us off the map and didn't get our name right but oh well).

Happy Canada Day and Happy Pride Toronto!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pop-Up Museum of Queer History

Going to Brooklyn anytime soon? If so, be sure to check out the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History! "The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is a grassroots organization that transforms spaces into temporary installations dedicated to celebrating the rich, long, and largely unknown histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people...In an intellectual climate where even the Smithsonian can be forced to bow to the will of homophobia and remove the work of seminal queer artist David Wojnarowicz, we must create alternative venues for our art and history. By utilizing empty and/or public spaces, the pop-up format turns economic reality to our favor and expands our reach beyond a single location, while the online presence serves as the connecting thread between physical installations".

Monday, June 27, 2011

Open House for Pride Toronto weekend

We have two excellent exhibits on view during Pride.

In the Archives Gallery is a selection from our National Portrait Collection featuring this year's inductees: Nancy Nicol, Jearld Moldenhauer and Sky Gilbert.

On the 3rd floor, an archival exhibit from our poster and photographic collections on early pride celebrations in Toronto.

Stop by for a chat or to see our exhibits before hitting the parades and the parties.  We'll be here from 10-2 Saturday and Sunday (July 2-3).

Happy Pride!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Toronto Children's Aid Celebrates Pride

Well, it's that time of year again and the Toronto Children's Aid (our neighbours) have done something wonderful again.
It warms my heart when I pass through George Hislop Park.
I particuarly love the figures dancing and floating on rainbows.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just Sayin'

In light of the hoopla around a certain recent article, we'd just like to remind everyone that it's hard to know who you are without knowing where you came from. We're open for public service hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 10:00, so come on by and check out an exhibit, chat with a volunteer, or find out how you can contribute. Even though we're in the Village.