Last week I got to sit down with Michael Phair to dig into the history of the LGBTQ community here in Edmonton. A couple of years back I got to hear him speak about this on an Edmonton Heritage Council YEG Curiousities Bus Tour and knew he had some of the hidden stories in town. I was not disappointed.
We recorded our interview in the EPL Stanley Milner Library downtown. There are two free sound booths where you can do music, podcasts, oral histories or interviews. They’ve got a great set up but I had my own this time: well, on loan from CBC Edmonton.
You can hear my interview with Michael on Radio Active tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15 at 4:40pm or afterward on their SoundCloud channel.
In the meantime, here are some great resources about the LGBTQ history here in town: