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Yesterday marked the 33rd World Aids Day. And our new film, Undetectable, about HIV/AIDS launched.

Canada has the solution to end HIV infections and stop the world-wide AIDS epidemic. So why are people still dying of AIDS? The TELUS Original documentary Undetectable looks at the history, breaks down the roadblocks, and exposes the gatekeepers that have stopped the world from becoming HIV/AIDS free.

The film is free to watch on Facebook and YouTube. Please watch and share widely. The film is a call to action. AIDS is a pandemic we can defeat—so let’s get it done!

Undetectable was produced by Snapshot Studios with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund and Calgary Arts Development, in collaboration with the Calgary Gay History Project.



UNDETECTABLE has its Calgary premiere on Sunday, September 26th, 4PM at the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). UNDETECTABLE is a deep dive into the hysteria, misinformation, stigma and prejudice that has surrounded the HIV/AIDS epidemic since the early ’80s. Through the eyes of current front-line workers and tireless activists, the film exposes how early societal prejudice is directly linked to today’s rising infection rates.

This is the second collaboration between Calgary filmmaker Laura O’Grady and historian Kevin Allen, whose first project together GROSS INDECENCY: THE EVERETT KLIPPERT STORY was a CIFF award-winner in 2018.

UNDETECTABLE was featured earlier this month at the LGBT Toronto Film Festival where it won the audience award for best short film.

UNDETECTABLE is a TELUS Original documentary and was produced with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Media Fund and Calgary Arts Development, in collaboration with the Calgary Gay History Project.

Join us on Sunday for the premiere at Eau Claire cinema or watch it online at home!


Walk. Vote. Educate Yourself.

The Calgary Queer History Project is excited to be participating in Jane’s Walk again this year.  We will be launching a new gay history walk heading Downtown instead of last year’s Beltline Walk.  We are meeting up at CommunityWise (the Old Y), 223 12 Ave. SW on Saturday, May 3rd from 10-11:30 AM.  Dress warmly!

janes walk footWe need a volunteer to carry our portable speaker on the walk.  If you think you could assist, email me at kevinallencharles@gmail.com.

Do you like the Calgary Queer History Project?  You can show your affection for us by voting for our short video proposal in Telus’ STORYHIVE competition.  If successful we will get $10,000 to produce a short queer history doc.  Vote: here!


Finally, did you know that our project researcher and volunteer Tereasa Maillie, has her own blog too: HistoryMinion.  She describes it as: “a porridge of history as it relates to current events in the news.”  Check out her latest post about Russia, gay rights, and how they are now moving backwards on the human rights front and potentially creating a public health disaster.