In this episode we introduce you to Everett Klippert, whose unjust incarcerations for being gay led to the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. According to  Macleans Magazine in their article “Everett Klippert: An unlikely pioneer of gay rights in Canada”, Everett “was the last gay man in Canada known to be imprisoned on “gross indecency” charges, and the only gay man in Canada to be deemed a “dangerous sex offender.”


LGBTQ2SIA+ Infographic (CPA; downloadable pdf; Terms and More!)

The Everett Klippert Case (Canadian Encyclopedia)

Everett Klippert: The last Canadian to go to jail simply for being gay (CBC News)

Gross Indecency: The Everett Klippert Story (Video)

The Fruit Machine (TVO)

Everett Klippert Coda (Calgary Gay History Project)

Klippert Month – Week 3 (Calgary Gay History Project)

Klippert Month – Finale (Calgary Gay History Project)

How two-spirit people are ‘coming in’ to their communities (CBC Radio)

Rainbow Railroad (Organization)

It Gets Better Project

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