08 Sep, 2019 The John Banks Prize
In August 2019, a new prize was created in honour of great friend and volunteer of the Quebec Gay Archives, John Banks. The prize bears John’s name and will be given to people who have contributed to the advancement and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The prize will be given by Fierté Montréal in recognition of the lifelong participation of Mr Banks in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights. The Quebec Gay Archives are proud to count him among its members. John Banks was the first recipient of this prize and received it in the presence of Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Our warmest congratulations to John!