Dear Calgary Gay History Supporters,
It is distressing to find our world so disrupted by pandemic. With social distancing and closing borders, we will likely find ourselves with much more time at home. Reading has always been a favourite pastime and retreat for me. Now that we may find bookstores and libraries closed, it occurred to us, that we could assist our fellow Calgarians by providing free PDF downloads of Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary.
The book, which was on the Calgary Herald’s local best-seller list in 2019, explores our city’s LGBTQ2 past. In it, you will find stories of resiliency and courage, darkness and light. If reading Our Past Matters would bring you any comfort, distraction, education, or delight, email Kevin at email@example.com with the subject line: “PDF please” and we will send you a copy.
Calgarians have a long tradition of taking care of each other. This was perfectly illustrated a few days ago by Sam Hester’s Pulling Together-Even as We Move Apart in the Sprawl.
Please take care and give support, as you are able, to our self-isolating elders, who often are the keepers of our stories.
To a hopeful future!