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March 12th: Queer History Presentation at U of C

The Q Centre at the University of Calgary has invited Kevin Allen from the Calgary Gay History Project to their ongoing speaker event series.  Come out for queer history on Thursday, March 12th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, to see the free presentation and take part in the conversation.  Kevin will focus on the role the U of C played in the human rights struggle of the queer community, and give a sense of how the community evolved in Calgary from the 1950s to today.

Q&A after queer history presentation at the U of C in 2014

Queer history colloquium at the U of C (Jan. 2014, photo: Nancy Miller)

Check out these previous queer history posts: Harold Call at the U of C (1969); and gay bashing invitation  (1992), to get a taste of how important the U of C was in advancing new frontiers of thought while sometimes clashing with society at large.

Kevin and the Calgary Gay History Project thanks Leah Schmidt and Katie O’Brien of Q: The SU Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity for organizing the event.