The mandate of the Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project is to establish and maintain a dynamic and interactive online catalogue of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) Canadian film, video and digital works, their makers, and related institutions. The website, MEDIAQUEER.CA will be fully operational in French and English and will provide free access to researchers, students, artists, academics, curators, cinephiles, critics, and community members to a rich array of art historical and biographical information about queer moving image works from the 1930s to today looking to program, enjoy, and explore hundreds of works from this diverse encyclopedia, based on Thomas Waugh’s The Romance of Transgression (McGill-Queens, 2006). Through the submission form on our site, we eagerly invite you to suggest new works, artists, and entities to be added to the Database, as part of our mission to continually update this research resource as a tool for curation, exhibition, enjoyment, and knowledge dissemination about this significant heritage.
Following our launch at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times on June 24, 2015 – in partnership with the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Inside Out, and Vtape – MEDIAQUEER.CA will tour Canada’s queer and women’s film festivals with a diverse program of historic queer video and film works to celebrate our launch year.
The Queer Media Database Canada-Québec gratefully acknowledges the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, Heritage Canada and Concordia University.