April 2023

The March 2023 issue of Lettres Québécoises dedicates a dossier that pays tribute to poet and author Jean-Paul Daoust, compiled by friend of the Archives gaies du Québec Nicholas Giguère.

Very active in the literary and radio scenes, Jean-Paul Daoust received many awards, including the Governor General’s in 1990, and on three occasions, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec award (1999, 2009, 2020). He has been a strong supporter of the Archives gaies du Québec’s mission, for which he was spokesperson during the 2017 fundraising campaign.

We will continue to hear his unique voice reciting us poems.

Queer artist-photographer Evergon recently received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

This award is in recognition of a career of over 50 years dedicated to reinventing aesthetic and social canons in photography. A retrospective of his work is exhibited at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) until April 23rd, 2023.

Generous friend and donor to the Archives gaies du Québec, he had offered in 2017 a photograph for the AGQ’s annual fundraising campaign.

We congratulate him for this well-deserved award.