Edmonton Queer History Project launches historical website, walking tours and podcast.

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03/08/2022

Edmonton Queer History Project has launched new tools to help put a spotlight on the city’s rich LGBTQ stories, including a website, a downtown map, walking tours and a podcast. The initiatives took two years to complete. Japkaran Saroya, a member of the project who worked on the Pride historical timeline, told CBC’s Edmonton AM Tuesday that digging through the past was an eye-opening experience. “It was so interesting to see so many stories that I never knew about or a lot of the movement that happened that helped a lot of queer people gain equality in Edmonton,” Saroya said. The downtown queer history map features 27 sites of historical significance to Edmonton’s LGBTQ community including Club 70, Edmonton’s first official gay bar; Pisces Health Spa, a bathhouse raided by police in 1981 leading to 56 men getting charged; and Secrets, a bar for Edmonton’s lesbian community that opened in the late 1990s.

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