Here is a recap of Klippert Month (so you can read it all in one place):
Week 1 – Klippert at work;
Week 2 – Klippert’s honesty;
Week 3 – Klippert and his family;
Week 4 – Klippert in the press.
And finally, here is a charming reference I found in the Pine Pointer – the newsletter for employees working at the Cominco Pine Point Mine. This issue was published just two months before the arson event which brought Everett under the scrutiny of local RCMP – and back in jail.
Hats off to history and (fingers crossed) posthumous apologies.
This week Kevin is in Vancouver and Victoria with a long list of former Calgarians to interview. He is learning more details about the 620 Club, early Club Carousel days as well as the Gay Liberation Front in Calgary and the People’s Liberation Coalition. Thanks to Marlene, Doug, Jesse, Dawn, Russ, Brian, My, and Ruth for their great stories and long memories!
Also, the Calgary Gay History Project would like to give a shout out to Mount Royal University History Professor, Dr. Jarett Henderson, who paticipated with over 100 authors in a new book called: Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer. It looks great.
This map of “Gay Toronto” originally appeared in The Body Politic, a monthly gay magazine published from 1971 to 1987. Photograph courtesy of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
To see the full table of contents and to order online: click here.
Posted in Gay history
Tagged 620 Club, bisexual, Body Politic, CLGA, Club Carousel, gay, gay liberation front, How Toronto Got Queer, Jarett Henderson, lesbian, Mount Royal University, People's Liberation Coalition, queer, transgender
We had a stimulating three days of exploring trans identity and trans history at the University of Victoria’s Moving Trans History Forward 2016 conference, March 17-20.The conference was a grounding in important dates, personalties, and terminology in the transgender community. It also touched on current issues such as the need for preservation of trans histories and the status of trans materials in larger queer collections such as at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA).
Academics, community activists, artists and historians created a stimulating jam-packed event. And like at most conferences, some of the most interesting conversations were with the person you found yourself sitting beside at lunch. One highlight was learning about the Transvengers web comic. A collaborative project between trans youth and researchers at the University of Exeter, that saw the youth interact fantastically with sexologists from the past.
We were delighted to learn that there will be a trans history exhibition at the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary this June. Called Trans Trans, the show will explore the influence of Magnus Hirschfeld on Alfred Kinsey through images found in the Kinsey archive and others in popular culture. Trans Trans is curated by U of C history professor Annette Timm, and her academic partners, Michael Taylor (Portland, Oregon) and Rainer Herrn (Berlin, Germany).
We talked to trans activist, Rupert Raj, about his time in 1970’s Calgary, and his association with the Gender Identity clinic at the Foothills Hospital. Following the conference, we found sources in UVic’s Transgender Archives about the physicians who ran the clinic as well as more on the early days in Calgary of the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Transsexuals (FACT).
Researchers: Kevin, Carter, Demetrios and Son at the UVic Trans Archives post-conference
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Tagged Annette Timm, bisexual, CLGA, FACT, gay, Kinsey, lesbian, Magnus Hirschfeld, Michael Taylor, Nickle Gallery, queer, Rainer Herrn, Rupert Raj, Trans Trans, transgender, Transgender Archives, Transvengers, University of Calgary, University of Victoria