In support of one of the few independent, community-based repositories anywhere in the world, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archive held their annual Disco Gala on Saturday November 29, 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library. This is the second year for the “Disco Gala” to support this collection which documents the struggle and success of Canadian LGBTQ + rights.


Bright coloured shirts with wide collars, pant suits, afro wigs, dazzling patterns and plenty of sparkles were everywhere at this celebration of the disco era.

Champagne was accompanied by hors d’oeuvres provided by à la Carte Kitchen Inc., foie gras terrine with a pepper relish, brie with red currant chutney, and jumbo shrimp with spicy aioli, bruschetta with edible spoon were passed around at the cocktail reception.

Silent auction items included designer jewelry, Hermes scarves, original artwork as well as many gift cards for local businesses that support the LGBTQ community. A vacation package for two to Las Vegas was the featured live auction item.

Guests were greeted by music from the Toronto All-Star Big Band upon entering the dining room.
The host for the evening was Symone Says, who was just as entertaining as Michelle Ross and T.O Troop.

Death by chocolate” was the perfect finish to a meal of tender braised lamb with garlic mashed potatoes, and a roast beet and arugula salad.

After dinner, dancing to tunes by DJ Mark Oliver had guests’ disco ball earrings swaying at this annual fundraiser for Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives!

More about The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. The CLGA collects and preserves valuable LGBTQ+ historical records in any medium with a focus on Canadian content and provides public access to information and materials. For more information about the CLGA (Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archive), please visit their website: http://www.clga.ca

(photos by Tanya)

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives CLGA Disco Gala 2014

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