April 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Quebec Gay Archives will be held online this year on Sunday, July 4 at 2:00 pm. The list of available positions and candidates will be communicated later.

May 11-13 2021, the Art Libraires Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will hold its annual conference. This professional association brings together librarians, archivists, cultural sector workers and information professionals who work in specialized libraries, archives, and museum etc. The conference is held annually in a different North American city but this year, because of COVID, the conference will be held virtually and with the theme of “Convergence = Créativité + Collaboration”. The Quebec Gay Archives and some of our projects will be briefly presented. We thank Artexte for having thought to share our work during the event! To learn more about the conference, or to register, please visit this page.

A few months ago, the Quebec Gay Archives received 507 LGBTQ+ posters from the LGBTQ+ Community Centre of Montreal. These posters date from the 1990s and the first decade of 21st century and were produced by such diverse community organizations as Helem, Gai-Écoute (now Interligne) and Aide au Trans du Québec (ATQ) as well as for events such the M. Uniforme contest, le Bal en cuir, and the Course de la Fierté.

We thank the Community Centre for this gift which will greatly enrich our poster collections!

The Quebec Gay Archives welcomes Bruno-Serge Boucher to its Executive Committee following the departure of Albe Gilmore for new opportunities in Ottawa. We look forward to working with Bruno-Serge and thank Albe for her past contributions to the organization and its debates. May her new position bring her much happiness and professional satisfaction.

Beginning in mid-April, the Quebec Gay Archives will welcome Simone Beaudry-Pilotte as an assistant archivist thanks to a subsidy from Emploi-Québec. She will work on the preliminary treatment of archival fonds as well on the creation of a registry of copyrights held by the Archives. You might remember that Simone already worked with the Archives during the summer of 2019 and notably produced the short documentaries about John Banks and Chloé Viau.

Welcome to the team, Simone!