The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

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Salaam Canada: An Account of LGBTQ+ Muslims Living & Communing in Canada

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This oral history and research project originated out of a partnership between Salaam Canada and The ArQuives to document and celebrate Salaam Canada for their 30th Anniversary year.

Written and researched by Khadijah Kanji with contributions by Farzana Doctor, Junaid Jahangir, El-Farouk Khaki, Lali Mohamed, Imtiaz Popat (also known as Moomtaz Khatoon) & Rahim Thawer.

Digital exhibit compiled and created by Lo Humeniuk.

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Johnny Abush and the Twice Blessed Collection

Colour photo of Johnny Abush in the Twice Blessed archive, standing in front of a bookshelf and behind a large opened catalogued binder.

Johnny Abush (1952-2000) was an active member of the Queer Jewish community in Toronto. He founded the Jewish GLBT Archives, known as Twice Blessed, as well as the Queer Jewish Culture Committee.

The ArQuives houses many materials regarding his activism and involvement within his community, while his vast archive was donated to ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries in California, who have published a finding aid of the materials in the collection here.

Click on the links to the right of the page for more information on various aspects of Johnny’s life and queer Jewish communities in Toronto during his lifetime, and click on images to enlarge.

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