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UCalgary Today – UCalgary-produced map documenting Calgary’s LBGTQ2S+ history finds new audience at Fluid Fest

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts writer Heath McCoy explores the intersections of queer history and dance culture, November 2, 2021.

Canada’s History Magazine – Finding pride in the past

Dave Baxter profiles the Calgary Gay History Project as a finalist for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming, June/July 2020.

#GlenbowFromHome – Stories of Gay Calgary: A Conversation with Kevin Allen

The Glenbow Museum’s Jenny Conway Fisher interviews Kevin Allen about Pride Month and local gay history, June 26, 2020.

The Sprawl – The forgotten Calgary, now mapped

Caylinn Klingbeil explores the Calgary Atlas Project’s first map whose queer history text was written by Kevin Allen, January 11, 2020.

Metro Calgary – Historian tries to save fragments of Calgary’s LGBTQ past from being forgotten or destroyed

Madeline Smith interviews Kevin Allen as his book Our Past Matters launches, published December 4, 2018.

Calgary Herald – Our Past Matters: Delving into Calgary’s underground gay history

The Herald’s Jon Roe previews the Our Past Matters book launch.

Metro Calgary – Pride Calgary – So much more than Parade and Pride Festival

Nina Dragicevic, discusses the 2017 Gay History Walks in a special 2-page Pride Supplement insert in Metro. August 29, 2017.

The Gauntlet – The University’s LGBTQ History

Jason Herring, Gauntlet Editor in Chief explores the campus with the Calgary Gay History Project’s Kevin Allen. August 29, 2017.

Avenue Calgary – Mapping Calgary’s LGBTQ History

Calgary’s Gay History Project has a lot to teach us about our city’s queer community, past and present.  March 21, 2016, by Andrew Guilbert.

Calgary Sun –  How the persecution of a popular Calgary bus driver half a century ago prompted Canada’s decriminalization of homosexuality

Michael Platt’s editorial about Everett Klippert supported by research from the Calgary Gay History Project.  September 5, 2015.

Metro Calgary –  Calgary’s ‘hidden history’ explored in a gay history walk

Reporter/photographer Jennifer Friessen takes a walk with Calgary Gay History Project’s Research Lead, Kevin Allen.  July 16, 2015.

Calgary Herald – Politicos, sports figures, sponsors embrace city’s pride parade

The Herald’s Val Fortney explores the current and past state of the Pride Parade in Calgary.  August 30th, 2014.

FFWD – Pride in a conservative culture

The now deceased arts publication FFWD Magazine’s 2014 Pride Cover Story by Alyssa Quirico, looks at the evolution of Pride in Calgary, August 21, 2014.

Gay Calgary and Edmonton Magazine – Queer History Project Returns

Published April, 2013 by Carey Rutherford.

The Gauntlet – Uncovering Calgary’s proud past

Kevin Allen explores the secret history of Calgary’s queer community.  Published September 13, 2012 by Sean Willett.

A swimmer sunbathes beside the public pool on Victoria Day.

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