We believe queer history is everywhere. You just need to know where to look to be able to find it!
EQHPStories, which is part of the Edmonton Queer History Project, provides a community platform to share stories about the people, places, and moments that have helped to shape Edmonton’s queer history, both in the past and present. We believe that history is always in the making and we invite you to share your own personal experiences with Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQ+ history.
We respectfully acknowledge that much of Edmonton’s queer history occurred on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory, which has been the traditional gathering place for Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, Dene, Inuit, and Nakota Sioux.
We encourage you to think about how issues of Indigeneity, culture, race, gender, sexuality, ability, socioeconomic status, and other factors impact how we interact with and move through our city, institutions, and landscapes.
We invite you to register to post your stories that relate to Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQ+ history. All posts to EQHP Stories are moderated before they appear on the map. This is necessary to prevent spam, inappropriate, or discriminatory comments. We reserve the right to prohibit or remove any comments that name other people or are not suitable for a public audience.
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You can support #EQHPStories and the Edmonton Queer History Project by donating old magazines, artifacts, or items of historical interest. You can also support our ongoing work by making a charitable tax donation to the MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, which supports our work. To learn more about the Edmonton Queer History Project, please visit our main webpage.
How to Add to the EQHP Stories Map
- Register to participate.
- Click on the location for your story.
- Select an category/tag that best represents the content of your story.
- Share your story in the text box.
- Click ‘Add Your Story’.
- Once your story has been reviewed, it will be posted on the map.