Collection F3004 - Kingston Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer 2 Spirited + Collection

HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS)

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Kingston Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer 2 Spirited + Collection

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KLGBTQ2+ Collection

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  • 1970 - 2014 (Creation)
    Kingston Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer 2 Spirited + Archive

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In 2011 Janice McAlpine and Renée van Weringh proposed that they work with Queen's University Archives to establish and develop an archival collection pertaining to the Kingston Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer 2 Spirited community. Documentation of gay and lesbian life has been scant. Lesbians and gay men have often destroyed or concealed records of same-sex relationships, and when they have not, family and society at large have frequently stepped in posthumously to expunge the evidence. The resulting dearth of information about queer lives has made growing up and coming out difficult for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirited, and queer) contingent of each generation.
This is not a recent problem or a local one, but it is one with local implications: although some large centres have lesbian and gay archives, such as Toronto’s Lesbian and Gay Archives, the regional record of gay and lesbian life in Canada is almost nonexistent.

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Gathered material from a variety of community organizations and individuals.

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Material for this collection was acquired through a variety of individuals and organizations therefore there is a rather eclectic arrangement structure. Where there is a provenance that has been maintained that material has been named for the individual or organization at the series level. There are also many small items, clipping, ephemera that was donated in a piecemeal manner; some of that material has been grouped thematically at the series level.

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  • Shelf: MI 267
  • Shelf: MI 266
  • Shelf: 2071.6