The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

The ArQuives's Digital Exhibitions

Explore highlights from The ArQuives’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artifacts, ephemera and more!

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Tim McCaskell is a self-described gay dinosaur. He was a member of the Body Politic Collective, the Public Action Committee after the Toronto bathhouse raids in the 1980s and was a founding member of AIDS Action Now. McCaskell has also been…

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Syrus Marcus Ware is an artist and activist. Ware is involved with Blackness Yes! that puts on Blockorama every year, which looks at Queer and Trans Liberation from a Black queer perspective and remains a place of resistance at Pride Toronto. In…

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Susan Gapka is a community activist, community organizer, and founded the Trans Lobby Group (TLG). The TLG was formed to educate people, gain political agency for trans people, and develop partnerships between trans and other groups.…

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Sky Gilbert is a queer artist, and as a result became a spokesperson. Gilbert is also a playwright, novelist, and poet. Gilbert argues that Gay Liberation is a thing of the past due to lack of support and urges an ongoing queer sensibility.…

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Roy Mitchell was an arts director at Trinity Square Video in Toronto and is an artist and activist. Mitchell served on the Pride Toronto board of directors, aiming to change Pride from the inside, and notes that community can be destroyed by…

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Richard Hudler is a community developer, counsellor, artist, and activist. His work focuses on AIDS, with the HIV/AIDS Community Centre, the Homophile Association of London Ontario, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights Organization, and other…

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Richard Fung is an academic, writer, video maker, and has been involved in gay and queer activism for the past thirty years, including founding the group Gay Asians of Toronto in 1979. In 1984, Fung shot Orientations, a film that focused on gay…

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Nik Redman is a Black, Caribbean, queer, trans, parent, activist, and DJ. Redman was involved in the Black activist community, then later became involved in Ottawa's queer community, Queer Nation, AIDS rallies, and worked for CKLN Pink Antenna, a…

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Morgan Page is a trans feminist performance and video artist, and activist in Canada and the United States. Her activist and artistic work focuses on decriminalizing sex work and HIV, and she helped organize the No More Apologies’ Conference for…

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Miriam Smith is a professor of social sciences at York University. Trained as a political scientist, for the past twenty years Smith's scholarship centres on LGBT politics and documenting the history of the Gay Liberation Movement in Canada.…
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