Tag Archives: Mount Royal University

Back in the Saddle

We are back to regular posting after a hiatus with Kevin running the municipal elections in Fernie, BC.  It seems it is post-secondary week at the Calgary Gay History Project with research and presentations at SAIT, Mount Royal and U of C.

Today there is a public presentation at 12:30 PM with the Pride Centre at Mount Royal University. Everyone is welcome.

A special thanks this week, to Gene Rodman, a former CJSW DJ, who donated some of his personal papers to our archives along with his cassette collection of CGAY91 and Freedom FM shows he did with colleague Craig Lewington in the mid-90s.

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Also thank you to Neil McMullen, who we interviewed this week, and took notes on his recollections of Calgary’s former Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) that existed in the 80s.

Finally, catch if you can the Calgary Cinematheque and Fairy Tales’ presentation of Portrait of Jason (from 1967) tonight at the Plaza Theatre, 7 PM.

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Calgary Gay History Project at Mount Royal

The Pride Centre of the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University is in the midst of their campus Pride Week and contacted the Calgary Gay History Project inviting us to speak – which we are delighted to do.

Please join us, tomorrow, (Friday October 17th) from Noon – 2: 00 PM, in the Gallery on the 2nd floor of Wyckham House.  Tereasa Maillie from the Calgary Gay History Project will be representing.

Her lecture will explore the hidden social-cultural past of LGBTQ people in Calgary’s post-war period.  In the 1950s and 60s, queers were widely deemed to be mentally ill and often treated as criminals by society.  She will also explain how a growing social and political community with support from key institutions such as post-secondary institutions played a strategic role in queer emancipation.  The discussion will center on the role of university campuses in advancing LGBTQ causes and supporting the queer community.

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