Calgary Gay History Project readers know that rehabilitating the story of Everett Klippert has been a primary occupation. The Calgary bus driver whose court case decriminalized homosexuality in 1969, was widely forgotten in the 21st Century.
That is why we were thrilled to support a dramatic retelling of Klippert’s life through the talent and wisdom of Calgary playwright Natalie Meisner. The play, Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story, premieres next month at Sage Theatre and runs from March 22nd to 31st.
In advance of the play, there is going to be a terrific fundraiser – full of Pride – to help finance the production. We encourage you to head down to Inglewood’s Lolita’s Lounge on Thursday, March 1st, to support Calgary’s gay history on stage!