Category Archives: Press Release

Undetectable

UNDETECTABLE has its Calgary premiere on Sunday, September 26th, 4PM at the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). UNDETECTABLE is a deep dive into the hysteria, misinformation, stigma and prejudice that has surrounded the HIV/AIDS epidemic since the early ’80s. Through the eyes of current front-line workers and tireless activists, the film exposes how early societal prejudice is directly linked to today’s rising infection rates.

This is the second collaboration between Calgary filmmaker Laura O’Grady and historian Kevin Allen, whose first project together GROSS INDECENCY: THE EVERETT KLIPPERT STORY was a CIFF award-winner in 2018.

UNDETECTABLE was featured earlier this month at the LGBT Toronto Film Festival where it won the audience award for best short film.

UNDETECTABLE is a TELUS Original documentary and was produced with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Media Fund and Calgary Arts Development, in collaboration with the Calgary Gay History Project.

Join us on Sunday for the premiere at Eau Claire cinema or watch it online at home!

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Club Carousel Cabaret March 28th

The Calgary Gay History Project is pleased to be working with One Voice Chorus (OVC) in their presentation of CLUB CAROUSEL on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 – 1st St. NW.

(To catch a preview of one of the songs in the concert check out this evening’s Coming Out Monologues downtown at the John Dutton Theatre (March 20th.))

OVC writes, “Club Carousel may have long since shut its doors, but the courage and vision it took to found Calgary’s first gay club still resonates today. One Voice Chorus, Calgary’s mixed-voice choir for LGBTQ singers and their straight and cisgender allies, pays tribute to a piece of our city’s queer history with a concert featuring popular dance music from the era (1968-74).

‘With this concert, we aim to celebrate these gay and lesbian heroes who were building safe space for the queer community,’ says OVC’s Artistic Director, Jane Perry.  ‘They paved the way for community organizations like One Voice Chorus, and I feel we owe them a debt of thanks.  The choristers and I look forward to telling their collective story in music and in narration.'”

Calgary Gay History Project’s, Kevin Allen, will be narrating the concert describing the life and times of Club Carousel and its patrons.  We hope you can join us!

Tickets: $20 regular * $15 student/senior * children 12 and under free!

Available online at www.onevoicechorus.ca, from choir members, and at:

New Age Books and Crystals (142–10 St. NW)

Shelf Life Books (1302 4 St. SW)

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Writing Calgary’s Gay History – the Book

August 25th – The Calgary Gay History Project launches the Kickstarter campaign to fund a book chronicling our community’s story.  In the past two years we have presented our findings of Calgary’s gay history in the 50s and 60s multiple times as well as led a number of popular gay history walks through Calgary’s Beltline and Downtown areas – now it’s time to write the book!

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Watch This History Walk Promo Video

Over the next three weeks, you can contribute to our story, by investing directly in this book’s creation.  Check out our assorted Kickstarter rewards, including pre-ordering the book, or having a private gay history walking tour.

Please share the Kickstarter link to your networks!

Yours in research,

Kevin