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Montreal Lesbian and Queer Women's Oral History Project

Beginning in Spring 2022, Dr. Alex Ketchum and her research assistants Eléa Regembal, Laine McCrory, Jesssana Akehurst, and Talia Pirsch began the Montreal Lesbian and Queer Women's Oral History Project. They conducted 18 oral interviews of queer and lesbian women who have been involved in their communities, from the 1970s to today. These interviews are testimoniales of establishments and social events which created the cultural wealth of queer and lesbian Montreal communities.

After a year of work Dr. Ketchum and her team, transferred the compilation of interviews to the Archives lesbiennes du Québec and the Archives gaies du Québec. 

The interviews are in English and French. There is a transcript for every interview. 

At the AGQ, most of the interviews, as well as their transcripts, are available for consultation under the archival fonds AGQ-F0213, Montreal Lesbian and Queer Women’s Oral History Project.

Within these interviews you can learn more about Montréal’s lesbian and queer women’s bars, restaurants, bookstores, event productions, and related businesses and organizations.