May 2019

The Quebec Gay Archives are hosting a student intern from April until the end of July 2019.  Fabien Galipeau is finishing his Masters at the School of Library and Information Studies at the Université de Montréal.  Fabien also holds a bachelor’s degree in French-language literature from the same university.  As part of his internship, he will focus principally on archival work and is currently processing several specific “archival fonds”.  The Quebec Gay Archives welcome Fabien to our team for the coming months.

Credit: Fabien Galipeau

The Quebec Gay Archives are moving, but not far. Our offices are relocating one floor higher in the same building at 1000, rue Amherst.

The move will be completed by the end of June. We will continue to welcome researchers during our regular opening hours, Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, until the end of May. It is still suggested to inform us in advance of your visit by email or by telephone (voicemail).

The move will enable us to double the size of our offices, and offer our visitors a more spacious and comfortable work environment.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and your patience. Our operations will have returned to normal by the beginning of September.

From now until then, we wish you a very good summer season.

New address : in the same building but one floor higher. Only the office number will change.

Archives gaies du Québec
1000, rue Amherst, suite 201-a
Montréal (Québec) H1L 3K5

On Saturday April 13, Jacques Prince, co-founder and president of the Quebec Gay Archives, met with ex-members of the now disbanded community group, Diversité Sourds du Québec (DSQ). Jacques Prince took part in this meeting to inform former members of the DSQ of the steps being taken to preserve the organizational papers, transferred to the Quebec Gay Archives at the time of the DSQ’s dissolution.

In the photo, we see Jacques Prince in the foreground to the right of Marc-André Bernier in the plaid shirt, volunteer with the Quebec Gay Archives and person responsible for organization of the DSQ papers.

We thank Mr Bernier who made possible the transfer of the DSQ papers to the Quebec Gay Archives and hence their preservation.

Photo : Kashif Ahmed Bin Arif