Origins: The Pride Calgary History Panel

25 years ago the LGBTQ community decided to get political – and here we are today…

On Friday, September 4th, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM we will have Nancy Miller, Stephen Lock, and Richard Gregory on a panel moderated by the Calgary Gay History Project’s Kevin Allen.  Our panellists were all key figures in the Calgary Lesbian and Gay Political Action Guild (CLAGPAG), who organized the first Pride Rally in Memorial Park in 1990 and the first Pride Parade  in 1991.

Come out to hear about the particular tenor of their time: fighting back against homophobia and intimidation, as well as the great camaraderie and tangible human rights victories.

CLAGPAG today

Stephen Lock, Nancy Miller & Richard Gregory: Pride Founders

Origins is presented by the Calgary Gay History Project and Pride Calgary, and is proudly sponsored and hosted by the Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street SE.  The panel formally begins at 5:30 PM but come early and grab a drink from the cash bar.  The panel is a free event – open to everyone.

1991 Pride Parade

1991 Pride Parade (source: Calgary Herald)

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One response to “Origins: The Pride Calgary History Panel

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