Essays

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story

The award-winning play, launched as a book. Legislating Love features local playwright, Natalie Meisner’s emotionally engaging script with director’s notes from Sage Theatre’s Jason Mehmel and essays from the Calgary Gay History Project’s Kevin Allen and former project researcher Tereasa Maillie.

Why I’m Celebrating 1969 And Calgary’s Gay Rights Anti-Hero

by Kevin Allen

Sprawl Calgary commissioned work for the 50th anniversary of Bill C-150 in Canada.

Read more: here.

The Apple Tree

by Gordon Sombrowski

Acclaimed short story author pens a tale about pandemics: touching on both Covid and AIDS in Calgary.

Read more: here.

GAY is GOOD

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by Nevena Ivanović

The University of Calgary Student Press, 1970-1980: From Anonymous Classified Ads to Gay Liberation Op-Eds to Gay Academic Union as a Part of Campus Life.  

Read more: here.

Gays and the United Church

by Kevin Allen

The United Church of Canada struggle with sexual orientation from 1965-1990: Grappling with homosexuality proved a difficult challenge for the holy institution threatening to tear the church apart.

Read more: here.

Bucking Conservatism: Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 1960s and 1970s

Calgary Gay History Project researchers Nevena Ivanović and Kevin Allen contributed a chapter to the book with editor Larry Hannant called, Gay Liberation in Conservative CalgaryBucking Conservatism was produced under a creative commons license and is free to read online or download.

Who Made You an Authority?

A blog post exploring the role of historians for Lougheed House written by Kevin Allen, former member of the Community Advisory Committee for Lougheed House Re-Imagined.

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