Sixth Edition of FIÈRE LA FÊTE in Sherbrooke with the Quebec Gay Archives.

Sixth Edition of FIÈRE LA FÊTE in Sherbrooke with the Quebec Gay Archives.

On Saturday August 25 2018, the Quebec Gay Archives participated for the first time in Fière la Fête: “Célébration de la diversité en Estrie / Pride”.

Along with many other national, regional and local organizations gathered in Sherbrooke, the three representatives of the Archives staffed a kiosque under the big tent set up beside the Marché de la Gare and Lac des Nations.

The goal of the Sherbrooke Community Day was to be a family-friendly event welcoming to all and highlighting the community organizations of the Eastern Townships.

FIÈRE LA FÊTE was a unique opportunity for the Quebec Gay Archives to network with other community groups as well as to collect regional materials for our files.  Visitors to our table learned about the history and role of the organization and the richness of our collections.

As Iain Blair, vice-president of the Quebec Gay Archives, summarized:  “A very positive energy and a generally young and feminine crowd.  I think that our participation was extremely positive in terms of visibility”.

From left to right: Jonathan Dorey (archivist and councillor), Emmanuel Galland (assistant coordinator) and Iain Blair (vice-president of the Board).
Photo Credit: D.R. / Archives gaies du Québec. All rights reserved.

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