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Roar: Exploring Queer History and Gender Identity, an 11-week festival comprised of two museum exhibits and 11 immersive programs and parties through June 9, 2019.

Outliers, created by Lougheed House and Calgary Queer Arts Society, moves viewers through an inspiring, magical, overwhelming journey from the dark days of the state’s persecution of Calgary bus driver Everett Klippert and traumas like conversion therapy, AIDS/HIV and homophobia to the rise of the defiantly independent and celebratory Pride marches and Club Carousel, Calgary’s first gay bar.

Outliers offers a wide scope of fascinating historic materials that tell narratives of a community that endured, created and celebrated, even as it still wrestles with divisive issues that originate from both within the queer community, and without. Outliers is a frank and unflinching immersion into the panoply of voices and events that have shaped Calgary’s queer community into the vibrant, chaotic one that it is today.

Click here for all the details about ROAR’s exhibits, and scroll down to see all our fabulous events.

GIRC (Gay Information and Resources Calgary) President Bob Harris talking to Police at City Hall Rally, June 28, 1980 from Outliers, courtesy of Calgary Queer Ars Society.
GIRC (Gay Information and Resources Calgary) President Bob Harris talking to Police at City Hall Rally, June 28, 1980 from Outliers, courtesy of Calgary Queer Ars Society.
Outliers photo courtesy of Calgary Queer Arts Society
Outliers photo courtesy of Calgary Queer Arts Society
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