Next Gay History Walk & Other News

We are excited to be participating again this year with Jane’s Walk, an event coordinated by the Calgary Foundation.  There are over 40 community walks to take in.  Our Downtown Gay History Walk (new) will take place Saturday, May 3rd at 10 AM.  Our meeting point will be at the front steps of CommunityWise (the Old Y) at 223 12 Ave. SW.  Everyone is welcome.

To be perfectly honest the full walk has not been scripted yet.  If you have a good downtown gay history story, contact us in the next week or so, and we will try to incorporate it.

It has been a sad time in Calgary with the murder of five young University of Calgary students.  Of particular note, is the passing of Lawrence Hong, who was an active and visible volunteer in the queer community.

The Calgary Herald’s Val Fortney and Xtra.ca’s Douglas Boyce have both written lovely memorial articles.  Calgary Transit’s touching gesture of creating bus route 430 in honour of Lawrence was quite moving, with funds raised to support our very own Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival.

One can often find solace in the arts, and I wanted to note Third Street Theatre’s original theatrical production, The Passion of Sergius and Bacchus has opened this week.

Created by the lauded Queer Theatre Creation Ensemble, this three-person historical drama is on original work based on the controversial true story of two Roman soldiers married by the Christian church in 300 AD and martyred for their faith by the Roman Empire. The production runs April 22rd – May 3rd, 2014 at EPCOR CENTRE’s Motel.

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