May 2023

The Archives gaies du Québec are collaborating with the Musée de la civilisation de Québec for their upcoming exhibition, Love me Gender. This exhibition aims to demystify and celebrate the plurality of gender identities, by exploring how gender identity has changed over time and evolved across cultures.

The AGQ are loaning eight items to the Musée de la civilisation for this exhibition. The items are testimonials of important historical events and locations for gender and sexual diversity in Québec.

The exhibition will take place from May 18th, 2023 to April 14th, 2024.

An exhibition of Laura Bottereau and Marine Fiquet’s work following their research conducted at the Archives gaies du Québec (AGQ), during their artist residency in 2021, will take place in Nantes between May 12th and 27th, 2023. Be my ghost associates archive curation and creation. Initiating a posthumous dialogue, the exhibition offers a subjective, sentimental, and political immersion through the archives of Guy Fréchette, poet and photographer who died of AIDS-related illnesses at the age of 43. After his death in 1996, his personal archives were passed on to Jean Logan, his first partner. In 2020, Jean Logan donated the archives to the AGQ. The work of Guy Fréchette remains little-knowned today.

The exhibition Be my ghost will take place from May 12th to May 27th at Bonus – 36 mail des Chantiers – 44300 Nantes. Opening on May 11th at 6 :30 PM.

History in the Making (HitM) is one of Canada’s longest running graduate student-organized history conferences, held annually at Concordia University. HitM presents an invigorating interdisciplinary programme of new findings from students and established scholars.

Whose History? / Who’s History? marks the conference’s 28th year, and the AGQ is proud to once again co-present part of the conference. Attendance is free to all on May 5-6, 2023, and the Archives gaies du Québec (AGQ) will introduce the opening keynote titled “The fetish of evidence: archive and queer history” from art historian (and no stranger to the AGQ) August Klintberg in room LB 322 of Concordia University’s Webster Library Building at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 5.

August Klintberg (formerly Mark Clintberg) is an artist who works in the field of art history. He is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal, and is an Associate Professor in the School of Critical and Creative Studies at the Alberta University of the Arts. His practice studies archives, architectures, and antecedent artworks with a focus on queer histories, identities, and futures.

We’d also suggest attending the keynote by Montréal trans icon, musician and activist Elle Barbara on Saturday, May 6, 2023!

Find further information on the conference at the following links:
Eventbrite Registration Day 1:
Eventbrite Registration Day 2: