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.
Heritage Calgary commissioned a research project on a historic house known as the Arthur Bishop Residence in Crescent Heights. From 1995-2000, it was also known as the Black Orchid Manor, one of Calgary’s few gay-friendly B&Bs.
Researcher and writer Kerri Rubman discovers the hidden history of the house, in this Heritage Calgary blog post, featuring an interview with Don Bastian, an influential figure in Calgary’s gay history and one of the owners of the former Black Orchid Manor.
On Sunday, August 29th, join Kevin Allen for a gay history walk through the Beltline and learn about the City’s LGBTQ2 past. The walk begins at 5 PM from the new Lois Szabo Commons. At 6 PM we arrive for a reception at Home & Away, the site of Calgary’s first gay bar, Club Carousel (appetizers provided)!
The event is free but we are collecting donations for Outlink: Calgary’s Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Book your tickets online: here. The suggested donation is $10. Spaces are limited and masks are encouraged.