The ArQuives was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of our histories. Its mandate is to: Acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada; and Maintain a research library, international research files, and an international collection of queer and trans periodicals.
The ArQuives is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ Archives in the world and since 1973 the only LGBTQ2+ archives in Canada with a national scope, read further about our history and mission.
The ArQuives co-presented Queer Cinema for Palestine's: Foggy screening this week. You can now the films online. How can family memories inform solidarity? How can avant-garde voices engaging the past contribute to activism today? How [...]
The Curatorial Committee at The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives is seeking exhibition proposals from contemporary artists and curators working with archival themes and materials for an exhibition in the Spring of 2024. This call for [...]
Myseum of Toronto and The ArQuives held a roundtable discussion about trans activism in Toronto between the 1960s and 1990s in April of 2023. Speakers Monica Forrester, Mirha-Soleil Ross, and Rupert Raj reflected on some of their foundational actions [...]