June 2021

Our friend Fabien, archivist and assistant coordinator at the Quebec Gay Archives, is leaving us for a new position.

The AGQ board members, employees, and volunteers sincerely thank him for his excellent work, his great professionalism, and his unwavering commitment during the past three years.

We wish him great success in his career.

On June 17th, Éric Giroux, director of the Écomusée du fier monde, offered a $550 cheque to the Quebec Gay Archives.

Following its annual auction, the Ecomusée du fier monde committed to donating half of the selling price of a Jean-Paul Jérôme painting.

We would like to thank Éric Giroux, director and research and collections official, René Binette, advisor on strategic projects, and Manon Belleville, executive assistant, for their generous contribution.

The Québec Gay Archives will be collaborating with the LGBTQ+ archives of France as part of the Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise (CPCFQ)’s 68th project campaign, and as well as the Fonds franco-québécois de coopération décentralisée (FFQCD)’s 11th project campaign. An artist exchange between countries will take place as part of this collaboration. This will develop networks for archive-based artistic creation, as well as nurture the connections between the AGQ and the LGBTQ+ archives of France. The AGQ would like to thank the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie for making this project possible.

We are excited to announce that Marion Daigle will be part of the Quebec Gay Archives team for the next 11 weeks as an exhibition coordinator.
Thanks to funding from Canada Summer Jobs, Marion Daigle will be mostly working on setting up the exhibition Walls Have Ears on the pedestrian portion of Sainte-Catherine street in the Gay Village.

After a B.A. in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies and in Indigenous Studies from McGill, Marion currently studies at l’École supérieure de théâtre de l’UQÀM in the acting program.

Welcome to the team!