Calgary Pride Recap & Project Update

Thank you everyone who supported the Queer History Project over Pride Week in Calgary.  We had 75+ people on the Gay History Walk on August 28th plus all the people on bars and balconies who leaned in to hear the story at their stop.

Gay History Walk

Gay History Walk at the former Parkside Continental, a gay bar dating back to the 70s. Photo credit: Sharon Stevens.

The we had hundreds of pride goers stop at our booth, at the Pride Street festival, on September 1st.  Special thanks to Del Rath and Tereasa Maillie, queer history project volunteers, who helped greet people and answer questions.  We shared the booth with Third Street Theatre, Calgary’s queer theatre company, and will be working collaboratively on a queer history cabaret at next year’s High Performance Rodeo!

Pride Festival Booth 2

Kevin and Del at the Pride Street Festival. Photo Credit: Nancy Miller.

We are taking a break from the website for the next 6 weeks or so, to research and gather new stories.  Check back in mid-October for new posts.

Finally, if you have not signed the petition, to free Canadian’s Tarek Loubani and John Greyson from an Egyptian jail, please do so: here.  John is one of Canada’s most esteemed filmmakers and queer activists.  We marched in the Pride Parade to spotlight this injustice.  Join the 100,000+ who have already signed.

Pride Parade 2

Marching in the Pride Parade, September 1st. Photo Credit: Kari McQueen.

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