Montreal, June 19, 2014.– This summer, don’t miss the exciting exhibition Fugues se souvient : 30 ans d’homosexualité au Québec (Fugues Looks Back: 30 Years of Gay Life in Quebec), which chronicles how Quebec’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have achieved equality in Quebec society. The exhibition runs from June 19 to August 31, 2014, at the Écomusée du fier monde.
From marginality to equality
Discover how Quebec’s LGBT communities have progressed in all aspects of society, in a comprehensive exhibition that features almost 400 Fugues magazine covers from the past three decades, since Fugues’ first issue was published in 1984. The exhibition also features photos, posters, archival documents and other artifacts documenting LGBT life in Quebec.
Visitors will be able to trace the evolution of Quebec’s LGBT communities, from the closeted and clandestine repression of the 1980s and the advent of HIV-AIDS, to the successful legal battles for LGBT civil rights, families, same-sex marriage, and the growth of Montreal’s Gay Village and pink dollar.
Exhibition in French
The exhibition is presented by the TD Bank.
Fugues is a monthly LGBT magazine. Since 1984, Fugues has chronicled and documented the evolution of Quebec’s LGBT communities, their goals and aspirations. Originally a magazine about gay nightlife, Fugues has grown to become Quebec and French Canada’s leading publication about LGBT life.
The Écomusée du fier monde invites you to travel back to the time of the Industrial Revolution! As a history and a community museum, the Écomusée encourages visitors to explore the history of labour and reflect on the social issues in the area. The Écomusée is located in the former Généreux public bath, a magnificent example of 1920s architecture.
Informations: 514 528-8444 | ecomusee.qc.ca
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For more information, photographs and interviews:
Marie-Josée Lemaire-Caplette | 514 528-8444 | communications [at] ecomusee.qc [dot] ca
Source: Écomusée du fier monde
- Press release Fugues remembers
- Dossier de presse Fugues se souvient