CLGA Digital Collections

CLGA's Digital Collections

Explore highlights from the CLGA’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artefacts, ephemera and more!

Wearing History: A Collection of LGBTQ+ T-Shirts

T-shirts were an important medium of expression for the LGBTQ+ community; allowing subcultures to demonstrate what they stood for and expand their membership, and giving organizations the chance to raise awareness for issues like AIDS and homophobia. T-shirts and dresses also provided a simple but effective way for queers to showcase their pride in themselves and their nonconformity.

 

 

Credits

Created by Kevin Manuel and Ewan Matthews with funding from Ryerson University's Learning and Teaching Office 'Teaching About Diversity Grant' and the Ryerson University Library and Archives.