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BC Gay and Lesbian Archives Series English
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Subject files

Series consists of subject files on a wide variety of topics pertaining to LGBTQ2+ communities in Vancouver and British Columbia, including art, immigration, censorship, gender identity, hate crimes, health services, law, religion, sexual entertainment, sports, and youth activism.


Series consists of posters, prints and two drawings pertaining to events, health campaigns, activism, clubs, pageants, arts, theatre and dance organized by and for LGBTQ2+ communities in Vancouver and British Columbia.


Series contains ca. 7500 photographs covering the following subjects: theatre, comedy, performance arts, dance, writers, artists, musicians, portraits, politicians, female impersonation, Stonewall Festival, HIV/AIDS, the Vancouver AIDS Memorial, political activism, Gay Games III, nightclubs, Vancouver Lesbian Connection, Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Community Centre, Vancouver Prime Timers, youth groups, leather community, First Nations, sports, Hiking Club, businesses, LGBTQ2+ community organizations, Vancouver Pride Festival and Victoria Pride Festival.


Series consists of publications, including community newspapers, newsletters, comics, zines, and activity guides, pertaining to LGBTQ2+ communities in Vancouver and British Columbia.

Audiovisual recordings

Series consists of audiovisual records including 93 videotapes and 43 audio recordings. The audio recordings include show tapes for drag performances at B.J.'s Club, various interviews for Angles, and Gay Games III coverage. The video recordings consist of drag shows, fundraisers, and Coronation Balls; fashion shows; made for television documentaries and specials; the Little Sister's 2000 trial; and footage from various Pride Parades.