2020 Hero – Mark Perry-Schaub

Mark Perry-Schaub

Image courtesy of Mark Perry-Shaub’s family
and the Calgary Gay History Project.

Mark Perry-Schaub was an out gay AIDS activist who died in April of 1988. He fought to retain his position as a volunteer for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, after losing it because he had AIDS.

His story is told by the Calgary Gay History Project, which can accessed by clicking here.

“Gay bus driver, Mark Perry-Schaub, was a volunteer driver for the Calgary ’88 Olympics Committee (OCO). For three years, he participated in transportation planning with the OCO but was ousted from his position in December 1987 when he informed them of his then-recent AIDS diagnosis. He fought to be reinstated and, when denied, took up his cause through local media.”


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