YYC Gay History Input & Walking Tours

Gay History is important.  The new YYC’s LGBTQ2S+ Legacy Project is looking for community input. What do you imagine a permanent commemoration of our history could be? CALGARY NEEDS YOUR STORY × SHARE IT WITH US.

Also, Pride will be here in no time. The Calgary Gay History Project is offering two history walks again this year. The event is free and for all ages. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, August 31st, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Downtown Gay History Walking Tour

Downtown History Walk

Join the Calgary Gay History Project’s Kevin Allen on a walk through the city centre. We will highlight significant political and social events that affected the gay community. On the way, we will pass by several former watering holes where Calgary’s LGBTQ community gathered.

Meet: Hyatt Regency Calgary (700 Centre Street SE) specifically at their 8th Avenue Entrance.

Saturday, Sept. 2nd, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Beltline Gay History Walking Tour

Jane's Walk 1

Join the Calgary Gay History Project’s Kevin Allen on a walk through the Beltline. We will travel to significant historical gathering spots for the LGBTQ community in this inner city neighbourhood, including Calgary’s first gay bar, Club Carousel.

Meet: CommunityWise (The Former Old Y) 223 12 Avenue SW


One response to “YYC Gay History Input & Walking Tours

  1. Rosemary Taylor

    I have been on this wonderful event. I am glad it is being done again. There was one up at the university as well. I know every one will have a great time and learn a lot about gay history.

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