The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project explores the potential of using a digital research environment to recover Canadian contributions to the gay liberation movement. The LGLC project reconfigures Donald McLeod’s remarkable monograph, Lesbian and Gay Liberation In Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1975, as a resource within the CWRC corpus.
Our project not only makes a much-neglected part of Canadian history available for mainstream scholarly use, it also provides a foundation for modeling identity and representing time in TEI. Originally envisioned as a straightforward representation of Donald McLeod’s book in TEI, to be hosted by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, our inclusion within CWRC has allowed us to reconceive our project. Our project will enable researchers to plot the events of the Canadian gay liberation movement on maps and timelines; model the shifting identities of the actors within the text; and critically evaluate the relationship between the text and the bibliographic material that underpins it.
Image from The Body Politic, Number 62, April 1980, courtesy of the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives