Calgary Gay History - Non-profits

Events

A People's Liberation Coalition

Approx. January 1973

Described as Canada’s first registered, private membership organizations with exclusively gay members were formed in Calgary and Edmonton. The main effort of the PLC is to offer gay information and counselling. Located in the old YMCA 223 - 12th Ave. SW room 314.

from 2016-01-07 15.16.40

Not sure when it ended of it it just changed to GIRC

Gay Information Resources Calgary

June 1976 - 1985

Editorial in Gay Horizons: Len Girivitz, My Lipton, Windi Earthworm, and Jeannie Mackay - action in the Four Season's Scotch Room.

Information, counselling and drop-in for the gay community. Located at 815-7th street SW

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Body Politic271976 Oct_p 7

Lesbian Drop-in

Approx. October 1976 - Approx. October 1977

338 - 14th ave SE

from: Body Politic271976 Oct_p 19

Not mentioned: Body Politic371977 Oct_p 27

Dignity/Calgary

Approx. March 1977 - Approx. May 1986

No information in clipping.

From: Body Politic311977 Mar_p 19

Not mentioned Body Politic1261986 May_p 16

Gay Academic Union/Lesbians and Gays at the University of Calgary/Gay Students Association/Q Centre

Approx. October 1977 - Present

October 1977

From: Body Politic371977 Oct_p 27

From: Body Politic1201985 Nov_p 22

Metropolitan Community Church

Approx. October 1977

No information in clipping.

From: Body Politic371977 Oct_p 27

Not sure when it ended. It's mentioned in all issues of the body politic

Parents of Gays and Lesbians

Approx. March 1978 - Approx. May 1982

No information in clipping. First called Parents of Gays

Name change (Body Politic531979 Jun_p 40) - Parents of Gays and Lesbians

From: Body Politic411978 Mar_p 31

No longer mentioned May 1982

Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Transsexuals (FACT)

Approx. March 1979 - Approx. December 1980

No information in clipping.

From: Body Politic511979 Mar-Apr_p 45

No longer mentioned Body Politic591979 Dec-1980 Jan_p 40

Gay Youth Calgary

Approx. June 1979 - Approx. November 1981

No information in clipping.

From: Body Politic531979 Jun_p 40

No longer mentioned Body Politic781981 Nov_p 45

Alberta Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (ALGRA)

Approx. October 1979

Worked with Alberta Human Rights Commission to recommend the government add sexual orientation to the province's human rights legislation.

From: Body Politic571979 Oct_p 13

Not sure when it ends. Mentioned in every issue of Body Politic.

Womyn's Collective

Approx. February 1980 - Approx. May 1982

No additional information. Also operated Lesbian Information Line.

From: Body Politic601980 Feb_p 40

No longer mentioned May 1982

Lesbian Friendship

Approx. February 1980 - Approx. May 1982

No additional information.

From: Body Politic601980 Feb_p 40

No longer mentioned May 1982

Integrity: Gay Anglicans and their friends

May 1980 - June 1984

No additional information.

From: Body Politic631980 May_p 40

No longer listed Body Politic1041984 Jun_p 18

Camp 181

Approx. August 1980 - Approx. January 2005

A social club for gay women and men. c/o Eleanor, no 3 2311-17A St SW T2T 2S4

Body Politic651980 Aug_p 40

Changed to Calgary Camp 181 Association in May 1982

Potentially ended in 2005

http://www.gaycalgary.com/Magazine.aspx?id=15&article=873

Imperial Court of the Chinook Arch

Approx. September 1980 - Present

Body Politic661980 Sep_p 19.

Mentioned all the way to the end of Body Politic

Still active: http://iscca.co/site/history/

A Right to Privacy Committee

Approx. June 1981 - Approx. January 1984

Community education. Produced a booklet called "Anatomy of the Bawdyhouse Laws".

From: Body Politic771981 Oct_p 10

No longer listed in Body Politic1001984 Jan-Feb_p 17

Gay Political Action Committee

Approx. April 1982 - Approx. June 1985

No additional information

From: Body Politic841982 Jun_p 15

No longer mentioned Body Politic1151985 Jun_p 19

Calgary Gay Fathers

Approx. May 1982 - Approx. June 1984

No additional information

From: Body Politic831982 May_p 45

No longer listed in Body Politic1041984 Jun_p 18

Apollo Friends in Sports

June 1982 - Present

Sports club.

From: Body Politic841982 Jun_p 15

Lesbian Mothers' Defence Fund

June 1982

No Additional information

From: Body Politic841982 Jun_p 15

Calgary Lambda Centre Society

Approx. September 1982 - Approx. October 1984

No additional information

From: Body Politic861982 Sep_p 48

No longer appears Body Politic1071984 Oct_p 14

Frontrunners Group

Approx. September 1982

For gay alcoholics

From: Body Politic861982 Sep_p 48

Mentioned to the last issue of Body Politic

Lesbian Outreach and Support Team

December 1982

No additional information

From: Body Politic881982 Dec_p 18

Mentioned to the last issue of Body Politic

Lesbian Mothers

December 1982

No additional information

from: Body Politic881982 Dec_p 18

Mentioned to the last issue of Body Politic

Gay Leisure Link

Approx. March 1983 - Approx. November 1985

Non-challenging, non-sexual social organization.

From: Body Politic911983 Mar_p 48

No longer mentioned Body Politic1201985 Nov_p 22

New Horizons

June 1984

For physically disabled gays

From: Body Politic1041984 Jun_p 18

Mentioned to the last issue of Body Politic

Gay Lines

October 1984

Community information telephone line.

From: Body Politic1071984 Oct_p 14

Mentioned to the last issue of Body Politic

Alberta TV and TS Contact Club

October 1984

Transvestive and transsexual contact services.

From: Body Politic1071984 Oct_p 14

Mentioned to the last issue of Body Politic

AIDS Calgary/HIV Community Link

Approx. February 1986 - Present

From: Body Politic1231986 Feb_p 19