CLGA Digital Collections

CLGA's Digital Collections

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

Browse Items (10 total)

image abt oppression (TG).pdf
This image depicts a sketch found in the Desh Pardesh archives that discusses oppression and breaking boundaries.

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Leila Sujir is an artist that first worked at Desh Pardesh in the late 1980s. Her work India Hearts Beat screened in Toronto, and she was invited to discuss it. She felt that Desh was a space of both validation and contention. She argues it gave…

DP012 - Heidi (Final Transcript).pdf
Heidi McKenzie was the co-coordinator of the Desh Pardesh festival alongside Steve Pereira for a year and a half, beginning in 1994. She discusses in this oral history interview the notion of multiculturalism in Desh discourse, representation in the…

DP004 - Anthony (Final Transcript).pdf
In this interview Anthony Mohamed, and HIV/AIDS activist and attendee of the Desh Pardesh festival discusses several social movements that took place for the LGBTQ community from the 1940s till the 1990s. He discusses the impact of racism within the…

DP019 - Michelle (Final Transcript).pdf
Mohabeer discusses her experience of moving to Canada during the 1970s, when racism, sexism and homophobia were rampant. She also discusses briefly her experience as a Pakistani person in a time where Paki-bashing was common place. Mohabeer then goes…

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Round button with black text over faint grey word "racism" on purple background

Blackbird 2015.jpg
A poster advertising the screening of a gay-themed film.

Study to probe Nov 1 2000.jpg
A newspaper article on the increasing rate of HIV/AIDS cases among aboriginal gay men.

Amid turmoil Sep 2007.jpg
A newspaper article describing the lack of diversity within the Ryerson staff, as it conflicts with the diverse climate of the student body.

Not every colour Nov 17 1999.jpeg
A newspaper article about racism in Toronto's gay male community.
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