November 2022

LGBT2SQ+ film festival Image+Nation is celebrating its 35th anniversary! The Archives gaies du Québec are proud to contribute to this year’s program, with the video Once Upon a Time in the Gay Village. This short video features René LeBoeuf’s photographs, which are conserved in the AGQ’s collections, in order to tell the story of the creation of the Parc de l’espoir.

The festival will take place from November 17th to 27th 2022. For the full program, visit the festival’s official page.

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is presenting a retrospective of photographer Evergon’s work, entitled Evergon.Theatres of the Intimate. from October 20th 2022 to April 2023.

Over 230 photgraphs from the artist, whose career spans over 50 years, will be exhibited. This generous donor to the Archives gaies du Québec dedicated his art to defend sexual, gender, and body diversity.

Do not miss it!

Pierre Pilotte recently spent three days in New York City, and took this opportunity to contact LGBTQ+ organizations in the Big Apple. Among others, he met Lou McCarthy, Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, usually known as The Center.

These were fruitful meetings for the Archives gaies du Québec.

After the success of Robert Laliberté’s photo exhibit at the Écomusée, we decided to showcase the remaining pictures in our office and to continue their sale.

If you are interested in purchasing the works we have on display, you can schedule a meeting with Pierre Pilotte via email at

We want to thank Robert Laliberté for his generous donation for our 2022 fundraising campaign.

October has been an eventful month! On Octobre 26th, a vernissage for an exhibition on Student and Staff LGBTQ+ Activism at McGill took place at the university’s McLennan Library. The Archives gaies du Québec, which conserve many archival collections related to LGBTQ+ student organizations, loaned posters for the exhibition. Other LGBTQ+ documentation centers collaborated to this event, organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum, including the Archives lesbiennes du Québec, McGill University’s Archives, and Biblioqueer. The AGQ’s team was there for the event to say a few words on our organization.

On October 16th, the Archives gaies du Québec held a small evening at their offices to celebrate the donation of André Landry’s photograph, Je m’ouvre au matin comme l’éveil / Et pourtant j’ai le regard figé sur la fin. The artwork in question depicts André Landry and his partner Alain, a few months before the latter’s death from complications of HIV/AIDS. A few members of the AGQ were there for the event, as well as four friends of André and Alain, who often met at their apartment in the Village in the early 90s. A very moving reunion.

For more details on the photograph, we invite you to read Bernard Mulaire’s article in the Archigai, no. 31, p. 5.

A festive gathering took place at the Écomusée du fier monde on October 21st, for the vernissage of Robert Laliberté’s exhibition.

This event was an occasion to celebrate the talented photographer’s career of 45 years. He announced during the evening that the totality of his photographic work, comprised of 200 000 negatives, contact sheets, slides, and prints, will be donated to the Archives gaies du Québec.

The event was also the launch of the Archives gaies du Québec’s annual fundraiser. This year, one of Robert Laliberté’s photographs, À fleur de peau (2011), will be the prize. Our warmest thanks and congratulations to this generous donor.