Tereasa Maillie and Kevin Allen from the Calgary Gay History Project are featured on Talking Radical Radio this week. Host Scott Neigh asks us about the origins of the project and the experiences we have had in doing research on Calgary’s Gay History. Talking Radical Radio is one of the podcasts on Rabble.ca’s podcast network.
The podcast is timely as October is LGBT History Month in North America. Founded in 1994, by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson, the event was intended to highlight the lack of LGBTQ issues in the education curriculum.
October was chosen by Wilson because National Coming Out Day had already been established (October 11th), and October commemorated the first march on Washington by queer activists in 1979. LGBT History Month is intended to encourage honesty and openness about being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Queer history seems to be catching on. There is a new app called Quistory that showcases moments in the LGBTQ history. Check out this link to Quist on Huffington Post with 42 photos celebrating our human rights victories.