Reading with Royalty
Nov
27
10:30 AM10:30

Reading with Royalty

  • Calgary Public Library Shawnessy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queens and kings.

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Reading with Royalty
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Reading with Royalty

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queens and kings.

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WELL: Queer Health and Wellness Conference for Allied Professionals
Nov
15
to Nov 17

WELL: Queer Health and Wellness Conference for Allied Professionals

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Calgary’s first LGBTQ2S+ ally-ship conference for Healthcare, Corporate and Community professionals.

This three-day conference brings together leading perspectives from healthcare professionals, corporate leaders and community organizers to safely answer questions, discuss what ally-ship means and equip individuals with important tools to become leaders in creating more equitable communities.

Ally Toolkit Conference - November 15th 9am – 4:30pm

The opening day offers a holistic toolkit for better ally-ship in schools, at work and in our communities. Topics covered include; GSD basics, corporate diversity, two-spirit identity, newcomers, coming out in faith, trans and non-binary identities and GSA’s in schools.

Registration: $50.00 (accessibility pricing available) *drop in for one session or stay for all

Healthcare - November 16th 9am – 5:30pm

The second day will focus on providing resources for doctors and healthcare professionals. Topics covered will include; mental health and addiction, trans healthcare, kink awareness for healthcare professionals, seniors and sexuality, information and resources on providing HIV PrEP, panel discussions and more.

Registration: $50.00 (accessibility pricing available) *drop in for one session or stay for all

Community Day - November 17th 10:30am – 5:00pm

This is a free day of programming with family-friendly offerings for folks of all ages, including; a resource fair, Reading with Royalty program featuring drag performers reading stories for children, a gender-clothing swap and gender-marker clinic, drag 101, anti-racist organizational change and more.

Free, drop in for any session! •subject to capacity

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Reading with Royalty
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

Reading with Royalty

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queens and kings.

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Love, Scott - Saturday Screening
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Love, Scott - Saturday Screening

We’ve partnered up with Calgary International Film Festival to co-present two screenings of Love, Scott.

Showings

  • Fri, Sep 28th, 6:30 PM @ Eau Claire 1

  • Sat, Sep 29th, 2:00 PM @ Eau Claire 1

Director Laura Wayne and subject Scott Jones in attendance.

Outside a club one night in a small Nova Scotia town, musician Scott Jones was stabbed twice in the back and slashed across the throat in a homophobic assault. The brutal attack left him paralyzed from the waist down and forced him to confront a new reality with limited mobility, while his assailant was never prosecuted with a hate crime. As both filmmaker and close friend to Scott, Laura Marie Wayne crafts an intimate, poetic and deeply moving story of transformation. Scott's resilience in returning to the places he holds dear and sharing his musical talent with audiences shows fear has no place in his life.

Written by Alexander Rogalski

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Reading with Royalty
Sep
29
10:30 AM10:30

Reading with Royalty

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queens and kings.

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Love, Scott - Friday Screening
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Love, Scott - Friday Screening

We’ve partnered up with Calgary International Film Festival to co-present two screenings of Love, Scott.

Showings

  • Fri, Sep 28th, 6:30 PM @ Eau Claire 1

  • Sat, Sep 29th, 2:00 PM @ Eau Claire 1

Director Laura Wayne and subject Scott Jones in attendance.

Outside a club one night in a small Nova Scotia town, musician Scott Jones was stabbed twice in the back and slashed across the throat in a homophobic assault. The brutal attack left him paralyzed from the waist down and forced him to confront a new reality with limited mobility, while his assailant was never prosecuted with a hate crime. As both filmmaker and close friend to Scott, Laura Marie Wayne crafts an intimate, poetic and deeply moving story of transformation. Scott's resilience in returning to the places he holds dear and sharing his musical talent with audiences shows fear has no place in his life.

Written by Alexander Rogalski

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Calgary Underground Film Festival & The Calgary Queer Arts Society Present: The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Calgary Underground Film Festival & The Calgary Queer Arts Society Present: The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Pre-show 11:30pm. Movie at Midnight
The Globe Cinema
Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at-the-door

We're partnering with The Calgary Underground Film Festival! Come see our annual live screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! We encourage audience participation and fun costumes. Survival packs available on site. Let's do the time warp again!

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Parade Day & Booth at Prince's Island Park!
Sep
2
5:30 PM17:30

Parade Day & Booth at Prince's Island Park!

Sunday, September 2, 2018
11:00 AM

It's the most colourful event of the year!

2018 brings forth the 28th iteration of the annual Calgary Pride Parade - the signature event that colours all of downtown Calgary with rainbows and smiles! Originally a small march of LGBT Calgarians, some of whom wore masks and bags over their faces to protect from persecution, the event has grown in leaps and bounds to become the second biggest parade in Calgary.

Today, Calgary Pride welcomes tens of thousands of spectators each year over a multi-day festival of events that showcase the diversity of Calgary's community.

After the Parade, head on down to Prince's Island Park to enjoy food trucks, beer gardens, live performances and more! Come visit us at our booth and grab some sweet festival swag!

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Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History Screening
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History Screening

Calgary’s Queer History is a deep dive into the historical, social and political forces, which shaped the development of the queer community in Calgary. Featuring extensive footage and B-roll film from Calgary Pride in the 90’s, queer leaders recount a decade of turmoil, loss, and growth of activism and human rights. 

The film is a first-hand account of the frontlines of LGBTQ2+ activism at a time when the right to be out in Alberta was not legally protected, visible or developed. Spanning stories from 1960-present day, this feature length documentary delves into the moments and victories, which brought an entire community from the darkness into the light.

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Pride in Vic Park: CommUNITY
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Pride in Vic Park: CommUNITY

Evans Yellow Old Woman will be sharing his journey as a Two-Spirit man and the journey of self-discovery it took to get to where he is today. He will shed light on the impacts of Colonization that have affected the 2S/Indigenous Communities and how we as a CommUNITY are the solution to ensuring an inclusive and equitable future for all Canadians.

Evans Yellow Old Woman is from Siksika Nation. His Blackfoot name is Apsipistoo, which means White Owl. He is part of the Blackfoot Confederacy and descends from the Runs Away Buffalo Clan. He is a Two-Spirit man living and working in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). He is currently a Health Services Coordinator for iitaohkanitsini’kotsiiyio’p Indigenous Hub with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. 

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Pride in Vic Park: Navigating Employment Obstacles
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Pride in Vic Park: Navigating Employment Obstacles

Join the YW Women’s Employment Resource Centre during Pride Week for our “Navigating Employment Obstacles” workshop. This workshop will focus on career and employment issues specific to the LGBTQ2S+ community. 

Topics covered include how to identify obstacles to employment, how to create an action plan to work with your obstacles, and information about local resources that are available for support.

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Introduction to Queer Comics with Tom Miller
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Queer Comics with Tom Miller

Come on down and delve into the history of queer comics from the dawn of superman to present day.

Tom Miller has been reading comics longer than any rational human being ought to have. Not that he's ever claimed to be a rational human being. After having spent much of the last decade studying literature (and comics) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. and the University of Calgary, he now teaches English and Communications at Bow Valley College in Calgary. He continues his investigations into comics in his daily project to read and blog an individual comic from his collection (giantboxofcomics.blogspot.ca), a project he calculates will take about 40 years.

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Pride in Vic Park Kickoff
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Pride in Vic Park Kickoff

Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

The Kickoff celebration will include performances by Le Cirque de la Nuit, presented by the Victoria Park BIA, throughout the park on August 25 - 26, 2018. Entertainment on the main stage will also include drag performances, DJs, and GSD (Gender and Sexually Diverse) artists and musicians, presented by the United Way.

In addition to entertainment, the Pride in Vic Park Kickoff celebration will include activations and workshops throughout Central Memorial Park and within Memorial Park Library, which are listed below. 

The fun doesn't stop here! Pride in Vic Park includes other activations at the Memorial Park Library, CommunityWise and other Victoria Park venues from August 25 - 31. For a list of the Pride in Vic Park weekday workshops, events and activations, please click here

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Reading with Royalty
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Reading with Royalty

  • The Alex Community Health Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queens and kings.

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Reading with Royalty
Jul
21
10:30 AM10:30

Reading with Royalty

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queens and kings.

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"Outliers: Calgary's Queer History" FREE Screening at Lethbridge Pride Fest
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

"Outliers: Calgary's Queer History" FREE Screening at Lethbridge Pride Fest

We invite you to join us during Lethridge Pride Fest to participate in a screening of ‘Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History.”

‘Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History,’ is a feature length documentary which explores the activism in Calgary’s historical fight for LGBTQ2+ rights. The film recounts moments from the 1960s, when there was no legal protection for queer individuals. ‘Outliers’ features extensive B-roll footage from Calgary Pride in the 90s, which was a critical time period for the development of LGBTQ2+ rights. The documentary features loss, turmoil, and the eventual growth of human rights in Calgary.

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Curriculum Project Focus Groups
Jun
5
to Jun 19

Curriculum Project Focus Groups

Hi folks! We are in the process of developing a curriculum on gender-affirming care, to later be taught at the U of C Medical School, and we need your help. During the month of June, we will be holding focus groups to look over the material, and would love the participation of any trans or non-binary folks who can speak to their experiences accessing medical care. Focus groups will be meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays in June, at CommunityWise. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Naomi at curriculum@fairytalesfilmfest.com.

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Fairy Tales Calgary's Queer Film Festival
May
25
to Jun 2

Fairy Tales Calgary's Queer Film Festival

As the largest queer film festival in Canada outside of Vancouver and Toronto, the Film Festival is at the heart of our operations, attracting over 35,000 patrons since 1999 and featuring dozens of entertaining and thought-provoking films each year. Our innovative programming ensures that film leaps from the screen to the lived experience, through panels, Q&As and other related events. We show local, national and international work with opportunities for filmmakers, audiences and emerging audiences to engage, network and grow.

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Mother's Day Drag Brunch
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Mother's Day Drag Brunch

Grab your chosen family and gear up for our 2017 Festival with this special Drag Brunch – Mother’s Day Edition!

We cannot think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than spending it with our favourite drag kings and queens! Join us for a brunch full of mimosas and eggs mixed with glitter and shade. Seating is limited and this event WILL sell out (trust us, it will), so don’t delay, gather your loved ones and come have a fabulous, splendid and wonderful Mother’s Day with Fairy Tales!

Hosted by the marvelous Mr. Teri Stevens!

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