Support the Quebec Gay Archives

The Archives are supported by individual and corporate donations as well as by benefit events. Some special projects have also been supported by government grants. We rely upon your support and your passion for the history of LGBTQ+ communities in Quebec, in Canada and in the wider world.

 

We need your help

 

To support the Quebec Gay Archives

 

  • Make a donation of money or of material;
  • Leave a bequest to the Archives in your will;
  • Become a volunteer.

 

Your donation will help to :

 

  • Pursue the mission of the Quebec Gay Archives;
  • Organize benefit conferences, film screenings and expositions;
  • Welcome the general public, students, researchers and journalists to our reading room;
  • Publish our newsletter, the Archigai;
  • Develop our website, catalogues and social media presence;
  • And, strengthen the organization for the challenges to come.

 

Each year, the collections of the Quebec Gay Archives grow in importance due to the documents, photos, artworks and other objects given to us by members of the LGBTQ+ communities. We would like to enhance our collections of materials relations to places that were an important part of LGBTQ+ life, and so are especially interested in photos of bars, discotheques, restaurants, saunas, parks, rooming houses etc where LGBTQ+ people gathered. Promotional objects, such as matchbooks, ashtrays, lapel pins, Tshirts etc, are also valuable, and any materials concerning lesbian are particularly welcomed. If you have such materials, please do not throw them away. Give them to the Quebec Gay Archives so we can keep our history alive for future generations. Too many treasures are discarded when a community member passes away, or when people are not aware of the mission of the Quebec Gay Archives. In this, our 35th year, we make a special request that you help us preserve these materials for posterity.