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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
Thanks, Amy. Here is a link: https://www.amazon.ca/Our-Past-Matters-Stories-Calgary-ebook/dp/B07WTRCZPJ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
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.
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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I hope that you are doing well and that you are staying happy and healthy during this time. My name is Serena Moar, and I am a fourth-year student at the University of Calgary completing my Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Sexuality Studies. This year, for one of my final projects, I have taken some inspiration from your INCREDIBLE book and would like to learn/share more about Calgary’s Gay History from the 2000s onwards. I was wondering if you’d be able to share some more information with me about Calgary’s history throughout the 2000s. I have selected a few pivotal moments to write about but would love to hear more from you.
Thank you so much for your incredible work, and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Thanks, Serena! I’ll email you directly. – K.
Hello I am looking to complete s wall display from your 2011 festival, Lsbels are for soup cans and some how I am missing 3
Would you be able sent a jpeg file of these missing cards?
And perhaps a poster of the advertisement theme for 2011
Dear Stephen, Contact the Calgary Queer Arts Society https://www.calgaryqueerartssociety.com/
– they run Fairy Tales and have all of the images. They also are a registered charity. Your wall sounds fab. Best regards, Kevin
Just curious what 2011 Festival ? Keep up the good work Keven Rosemary
Fairy Tales Film Festival!
My name is Jason Brooks. I am a Third Year Policy Studies student at Mount Royal University. I am pursuing an honours thesis focusing on the topic of the development of queer public policy in Alberta, currently considering a time frame from 1950-2000. I am mostly following this through a development of representation of the community in media/political platforms. I am hoping you would be willing to give me some suggestions of databases or suggestions to narrow my focus? Regardless, it would be wonderful to converse with you, Our Past Matters has been a big motivator for my project!
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for writing. I’ll email you directly! – K.
I have pictures of the first coronation ball Emperor Jack and Empress Veronica Dawn. I see they have both passed away sometime ago. We were good friends and I’m still her to talk about it Should I scan them and send to you ?
Dear Dale, We would love that. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s start a conversation there. – K.
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Kevin Allen is the research lead of the Calgary Gay History Project whose family has lived in Calgary for four generations.
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