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The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Research Initiative is a new project hosted through the Gender and Politics Laboratory that aims to address the dearth of 2SLGBTQ+ research within academia. This project is directly connected to the lab's mission of investigating the role of gender in political culture and history.
The NLQRI was established to facilitate the preservation and commemoration of the 2SLGBTQ+ histories of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our mandate is to:
-empower our community to recover and share our history, and
-maintain a collection of 2SLGBTQ+ historical materials and research for the purposes of academic scholarship, policymaking, and for use by the broader community.
Our project is driven by and for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. We recognize that members of our community are marginalized in traditional academic research initiatives which is why our organizational structure prioritizes community-led research and training. Specifically through peer mentorship programming and community engagement.