VIDEO: The First Queer Issue

Karen Herland is a former Editor-in-Chief at The Link, and was one of the writers involved with the first Queer Issue. She now teaches at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia. Photo Pierre Chauvin

Watch our video interview with Karen Herland in the Archives Blog.

The Link ‘s first Queer Issue in 1982 ignited a storm of controversy, and has become a yearly tradition ever since. We interviewed Karen Herland, who wrote for the issue, about the atmosphere at the time and what she thinks about the situation today.