Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story

byNatalie MeisnerContribution byKevin Allen, Tereasa Maillie

Paperback | November 15, 2019

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story by Natalie Meisner
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Aspiring historian Maxine is researching Canadian social policy when she discovers the story of Everett Klippert - the last Canadian man jailed simply for being gay. Maxine becomes fascinated with Everett?s case and with discovering the man beyond the headlines, a beloved Calgary bus driver on the downtown route who took care to brighten the day of his passengers, who played on the family baseball team and was everyone?s favorite uncle, and who, when he was confronted by police about his sexuality, refused to lie. Inspired and captivated, Maxine interviews people who knew Everett Klippert. She connects with a senior at a local assisted living facility she knows only as Handsome, one of Klippert?s lovers and perhaps the only person who can truly illuminate the past. At the same time, Maxine is navigating her own new relationship with Métis comedian Tonya. This absorbing, heartwarming play weaves together past and present in a multi-generational exploration of queer love. It tells the near-forgotten story of one of Canada?s quiet heroes and reminds us all that the past must be remembered as we work together for a better future.
Natalie Meisner is a professor of English and Director of Changemaking at Mount Royal University. She is the author of Double Pregnant
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Title:Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert StoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2019Publisher:University Of Calgary PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1773850814

ISBN - 13:9781773850818

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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