The Queer Story Archive

Onmyplanet.ca is a queer and trans positive website and home of The Queer Story Archive. The Queer Story Archive is below in the blog roll. (Just scroll down) Stories are listed chronologically – most recent first. If you are looking for a particular type of story please use the tag cloud (in red in the right sidebar) or use the search bar.

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Tracey

Tracey, a long time queer activist, tells us why she likes the word queer. After a number of years in the Anarchist scene, and a handful of other careers, Tracey is now the proud founder and certified natural health practitioner at Anarres Natural Health, http://www.anarreshealth.ca/content/about-anarres.

Tracey’s story is one in a series recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks go to the sponsors of this series: Media Net in Victoria, BC, Trinity Square Video in Toronto and The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Lynch History Grant. Special thanks to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.

Christian

Christian is a gay Asian man working in the HIV/AIDS sector in Toronto. He is currently the Community Engagement Co-ordinator at Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) and the Ontario Positive Asians (OPA+) Coordinator. He talks about immigrating to Canada, his sexual history and substance and his work in the gay Asian communities.

Christian’s story is one in a series recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks go to the sponsors of this series: Media Net in Victoria, BC, Trinity Square Video in Toronto and The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Lynch History Grant. Special thanks to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.

Anne

July 1, 2016 – In light of the recent racist and homophobic attack in Orlando and as we celebrate Pride Festivities across most of North America, I felt Anne’s message was so important for all of us. It is this type of education and eye on the big picture that will eventually educate the world.

Anne is the president of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) chapter in Toronto, Ontario. She shares her experience as a parent of a lesbian and becoming a good ally and an activist for the LGBTQ people in her life and family.

Anne’s story is one in a series recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks go to the sponsors of this series: Media Net in Victoria, BC, Trinity Square Video in Toronto and The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Lynch History Grant. Special thanks to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.

Christine

Christine talks about how her tryst – carried on in plan sight – went entirely unnoticed. She carries this idea through to it’s use in her own historical fiction work “Beltane”, available at amazon.ca. Find out more about Christine and her book Here

Christine’s story is one in a series of videos recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks go to the sponsors of this series: Media Net in Victoria, BC, Trinity Square Video in Toronto and The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Lynch History Grant. Special thanks to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.

Patty

Patty was International Ms. Leather in 2014 and recorded her story at World Pride that year – coming out into leather. The International Ms. Leather Website can be found: Here

Patty’s story is one in a series recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks go to the sponsors of this series: Media Net in Victoria, BC, Trinity Square Video in Toronto and The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Lynch History Grant. Special thanks to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.