Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story
An uplifting play that celebrates queer love over generations while challenging us to remember and celebrate LGBTQ+ history.
Aspiring historian Maxine is researching Canadian social policy when she discovers the true story of Everett Klippert—a Calgarian who spent more than ten years behind bars simply for being gay and whose case was in part responsible for decriminalizing homosexuality. Inspired and captivated, Maxine interviews people who knew Everett Klippert.
She connects with a senior at a local assisted living facility, 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.