Image of Neil Richards (Library assistant) and Valerie Korinek (professor of History) with a part of the 25 Lives display.
Bio/Historical Note: "25 Lives: Out & Proud," was the 25th-anniversary project of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA). The Toronto-based organization selected 25 inspirational people in the LGBTQ community to honour those whose achievements and openness about their sexuality have had an impact on Canadian society. Their portraits, mainly done by artists within that community, were donated. There are 13 women and 12 men, there is regional representation, and people from a number of different cultural backgrounds. Indeed, the honourees range from politicians and entertainers to writers and activists. Among the 25 were Svend Robinson, k.d. lang, Jim Egan, Mary-Woo Sims, Anne Bishop, Persimmon Blackbridge, Robin Metcalfe, Ken Popert, Robert Laliberte, Jovette Marchessault. Tim McCaskell, Shelley Tremain, and Audrey Butler. The exhibit was co-ordinated by Neil Richards (Library) and Valerie Korinek (History).