Stores carrying Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary

Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW, Calgary

Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

Steeling Home, 1010 17 Ave SW, Calgary

Our Past Matters Cover

Would you like to share your story with us or donate to the project?


Kevin Allen, Historian
Email: calgarygayhistory (AT)

or leave a reply below.

Participation postcard. South Calgary bus pulled up beside a bus stop heater with Christmas decorations.

Project Postcard. Image from the Glenbow Archives NA-1599-81f-24.


8 responses to “Contact

  1. Amy von Stackelberg

    You should make your book available on Amazon/Indigo. I tried to find it there and almost gave up!
    Amy von Stackelberg
    Fort St. John Public Library

  2. Yes online is definitely a great idea for so many reasons not the least of which is the ease of accessibility – including adjusting size of the print to avoid eye strain and allowing sight impaired individuals (including aging eyes…) to access the text with far less hassle.

    Anything more specific date-wise (rather than “in the future”) since the Jan. 7 post above…? Thanks!

    • We are working on the Kindle version now. It is on track to be released May 2019.

      • How do I get a question answered about a particular person who I believe was a Calgary Stampeder in the mid to late ’70s? THis person appeared in Honcho Magazine in June 1978.

      • Dear Tom,

        You are likely looking for Blaine Lamoureux, a Stampeder whose photos appeared in a magazine called Playgay Canada in 1978, and made news headlines here. – Kevin

      • Thanks, Kevin. Do you know if he was/is gay? Do you know if he is still alive? I found a Facebook page for someone of the same name who resembled the younger Blain. He would be in his early 70’s now, I think. Is there a way to access the Playgirl Canada magazine? I have the pages from the Honcho Magazine, so I know he appeared in it in June 1978.

        Humor me, please. I enjoy playing detective and I hope you will, too.

      • I’ll email you with more information.

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