Kevin Allen is heading out in February on the first leg of a national book tour, bringing Calgary’s gay history to a broader audience. We know not every Canadian might be as interested in Calgary as we are, but we are hoping to change that – as well as seed LGBTQ2 community history projects wherever we go! We are looking forward to meeting readers and getting some archival research for the Calgary Gay History Project done. This journey is to three cities: Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa, please spread the word if you have friends or family there!
Monday, February 3rd, at 7 PM, in Edmonton: Book Launch at Audrey’s Books, 10702 Jasper Ave.
Monday, February 10th, at 6 PM, in Toronto: Guest Lecture at The ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) at 34 Isabella Street. “The most publicized homosexual in history:” the Life of Everett Klippert. Kevin Allen explores the life of Canada’s gay rights anti-hero, whose court case led to the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969.
Tuesday, February 11th, at 6 PM, in Toronto: Book Launch at Glad Day, 499 Church Street.
Thursday, February 13, at 6 PM, in Ottawa, Book launch at the Westin Hotel, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity.
The Calgary Gay History Project gratefully acknowledges that this tour has been made possible with support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.