Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story (Brave & Brilliant #14) (Paperback)

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story (Brave & Brilliant #14) By Natalie Meisner, Jason Mehmel (Contribution by), Kevin Allen (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Natalie Meisner, Jason Mehmel (Contribution by), Kevin Allen (Contribution by)
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Description


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 M tis comedian Tonya.

Legislating Love is a heartwarming play that 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781773850818
ISBN-10: 1773850814
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2019
Pages: 153
Language: English
Series: Brave & Brilliant