As part of the Library History Residency, we are having tea and conversation every Thursday from 5-6 PM in room 414A at the new Central Library. Tomorrow’s topic is Calgary’s asexual and aromantic community. Members of local social group YYCaroaces will be present to chat, and we are providing the tea!
The book, Our Past Matters, is picking up momentum. Yesterday we were the cover story in Calgary StarMetro, and last week Kevin got up early to do a spot on Breakfast Television (fortunately they had endless tea in the studio).
Our Past Matters author Kevin Allen stands in front of Shelf Life Books on 4th St. S.W. — once the location of Calgary’s most successful gay commercial bar. (CHRISTINA RYAN / CALGARY STARMETRO)
In addition to Shelf Life Books, you can find Our Past Matters at Pages on Kensington too – more bookstores to come.
Happy sipping, chatting and reading this December!
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Tagged bisexual, Breakfast Television, Calgary StarMetro, gay, lesbian, Our Past Matters, Pages on Kensington, queer, Shelf Life, transgender, YYCaroaces
Pride 2014 is upon us, and the Calgary Gay History Project is busy. We hope you can join us for our NEW downtown walk on Wednesday, August 27th. Check out Ted Henley’s interview with me on City TV’s Breakfast Television as a preview of the some of the stops.
Alyssa Quirico wrote this week’s FFWD cover story, Pride in a conservative culture, featuring highlights from an interview she did with the history project.
Look for us at various Pride events throughout the week, culminating at our Festival Information Booth on Parade Day, August 31st. Come by and ask us questions, or share your story about Calgary’s gay history. You can even buy a t-shirt in support of the project.
Also, watch next week for the launch of the Writing Calgary Gay History Kickstarter Campaign (we are writing the book)! You will be able to pre-purchase it while at the same time commissioning the publication.