September 2022

Marion Daigle joins our team at the Archives gaies du Québec for a period of six months thanks to a salary grant from Emploi Québec ! Marion will be helping out on various fronts, there to support the work already underway by the other AGQ employees. Versatile and efficient, having this new employee on board will be an precious asset for the team.

Marion has just completed a bachelor’s degree in theatre (with a concentration in acting) at the École supérieure de théâtre de l’UQAM, and previously studied at McGill as part of a bachelor’s degree in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice studies and Indigenous studies.

Welcome to the team!

Photo: Glenn Craig.

This summer, the Archives gaies du Québec were fortunate to receive five important acquisitions.

In June, we received the archives Glenn Craig, photographer who worked at the PJ’s cabaret during the 1970s. This fonds contains hundreds of photographs illustrating events and shows that took place at this famous cabaret, a landmark for Québec’ LGBTQ2S+ history.

In August the Archives gaies du Québec acquired Claude Guillet’s archives, who worked as a photographer and graphic designer for Fondation Émergence and for Gai Écoute. His archives inform us of advertising campaigns, publications, and events held by these organizations. Also in August, we acquired the archives of Gilbert Émond, attesting to his teaching and research career focusing on homosexual community, AIDS prevention, and homophobia.

At the end of the summer, the Archives gaies du Québec received a donation by Alan Wong. His archives illustrate his implication among BIPOC LGBTQ2S+ organizations and events; GLAM, Qouleur, Multimondo, and Ethnoculture.

Until the end of 2022, the Archives gaies du Québec will be hosting a time capsule project that aims to commemorate the stories of life with HIV/AIDS.

Created by Denis Cormier-Piché, this project invites people living with HIV/AIDS or having been witnesses to this disease in their lives, to submit an anonymous capsule that can contain writing, photos, images, drawings, or poems. Any element that can help us understand what the participant has lived, and the repercussions of HIV/AIDS in their daily lives.

The capsules can be handed in to the AGQ in person, or sent by mail to our address. A consent form will be submitted to participants. The capsules will be conserved at the Archives gaies du Québec and their contents will be revealed in 2047.