The City of Vancouver Archives is asking for help from the public to identify a thousand images it has received that document the gay, lesbian andLGBTQ2+ history of BC.
The full collection of more than 7000 pictures date from as early as the 1890’s up to 2014 and includes:
- local theatre
- female impersonation
- Stonewall Festival
- Vancouver Aids Memorial
- Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Community Centre
- First Nations
- Vancouver Pride Festival
If you were in Vancouver and active in the gay and lesbian community back to the 1940s, or know anyone who was, consider going down to this event, next Saturday, Oct 26, 1-5 pm to help identify people and events in the city’s gay and lesbian history. It’ll be at the Sun Gallery, Suite 425- 228 Keefer St
Or visit the City of Vancouver Archives in Vanier Park to access these materials or go to help with their identification project. Might be a good idea to call ahead so that an archivist will be available to help, 604-736-8561.