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2014 Pride Week Recap & Kickstarter Check In

Not only did the Pride Parade and Street Festival this year have a record turn out: 50,000 people by most estimates, it also had politicians of all stripes marching, many for the first time, in support of the LGBTQ community.  (I even picked up a free pride bracelet courtesy of the Government of Alberta!).

Check out the Calgary Gay History Booth’s short video which gives you a flavour of the day (courtesy of Nancy Miller and evolution New Media).

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The Kickstarter Campaign is going well, and we are very humbled by the show of support and interest in the book project from both media and everyday Calgarians.  We are halfway through the campaign today, so encourage everyone to share, tweet and talk it up.  All efforts in this regard are really appreciated.

And you could help even more by composing a short video or paragraph on why you think our community’s history is important to you.  Email me at calgarygayhistory@gmail.com and we will share it on social media in support of the Writing Calgary’s Gay History campaign.


Writing Calgary’s Gay History – the Book

August 25th – The Calgary Gay History Project launches the Kickstarter campaign to fund a book chronicling our community’s story.  In the past two years we have presented our findings of Calgary’s gay history in the 50s and 60s multiple times as well as led a number of popular gay history walks through Calgary’s Beltline and Downtown areas – now it’s time to write the book!

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Watch This History Walk Promo Video

Over the next three weeks, you can contribute to our story, by investing directly in this book’s creation.  Check out our assorted Kickstarter rewards, including pre-ordering the book, or having a private gay history walking tour.

Please share the Kickstarter link to your networks!

Yours in research,