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CCGSD to open museum

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The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity created the Our History Initiative to spread awareness about Canada's queer and trans history. Anticipating the launch of Canada's first 2SLGBTQIA+ museum, scheduled to open in Ottawa in 2021, the Our History Initiative is part of the CCGSD's mission to curate and share stories from the community and to provide a platform to battle ignorance and intolerance.

We are partnering with schools and organizations across Canada to produce downloadable exhibits that feature Canadian 2SLGBTQIA+ artists and activists, and the matters that affect and inspire the community.

These individuals and organizations have played an integral role in paving the road towards a more inclusive and diverse Canada, and their stories must be told for future generations to learn from.

Along with the school exhibits, we have also created a study guide that highlights a handful of remarkable stories of queer and trans activism. The study guide will help educators get their students involved in learning more about Canada's 2SLGBTQIA+ history.

To view and download the study guide, click here. If you're interested in finding out how much you know about Canada's 2SLGBTQIA+ history, we have also created a short test.

For almost as long as this country has existed, the history of the 2SLGBTQIA+ experience has remained largely untold.

With your help, we can share Canada's queer and trans history and guide future generations into being ambassadors for a better future.

With your donations, we can build a museum to preserve and continue to tell these stories.

Without you, this history won't be taught. Without you, this history remains in the past. Without you, there is no history.

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