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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James

James talks about the psychological build up around coming out and his current work helping to promote queer artists as role models.
James was part of the collective of artists that produced the Nuit Rose art show during World Pride in Toronto, 2014. He also produces 10 x 10, a show of photography that celebrates queers in the arts. More about James can be found at:www.jamesfowlerart.com/

James’s story is one in a series recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks goes to the sponsors of this series: Media Net in Victoria, BC and Trinity Square Video in Toronto. Special thanks goes to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.

Anna

Anna talks about coming out in the 80s, Feminism, baseball, non-monogamy, butch/femme, and her lifetime of being an activist and an educator, all inherent in being a butch dyke.

Anna’s story is the one in a series recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks goes to the sponsors of this series: media-net.bc.ca in Victoria, BC and www.trinitysquarevideo.com in Toronto. Special thanks goes to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.

Glynne

Glynne recounts her personal progression toward her eventual transition later in life.

Glyyne’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans* History Forward Symposium, put on by the Transgender Archives (transgenderarchives.uvic.ca) at the University of Victoria in March of 2014. The MT*HF symposium graciously allowed onmyplanet.ca to record stories on site during the symposium.

Julius

Julius, a young artist from Toronto, talks about his experiences of coming out – First recognizing his same-sex attraction in the Philippines and then once he immigrated to Canada, he notes some significant differences in the coming out process. He continues to work with issues of acceptance and homonormativity in his art practice. Julius’s artwork can be viewed at:
http://juliusmanapul.wix.com/julius-poncelet-manapul-art#!
http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/98229-julius-poncelet-manapul

Julius’s story is the one in a series recorded at World Pride in Toronto, Ontario in 2014. Heart felt thanks goes to the sponsors of this series: Media Net in Victoria, BC and Trinity Square Video in Toronto. Special thanks goes to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.

Martine

Martine is a union activist and a trans activist. Martine has been on the National Pink Triangle Committee at CUPE for the last ten years. Her human rights case brought back public funding for Gender Reassignment Surgery in Ontario. The group she helped form; The Trans Health Lobby Group successfully lobbied for trans people’s right to change the gender on official identification documents without surgery. CUPE supported Martine in a number of ways throughout her human rights case (7 years). Martine and the Trans Lobby Group are now lobbying for Bill C279 for gender identity to be included in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Rock on Martine.

Martine’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans* History Forward Symposium, put on by the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria in March of 2014. The MT*HF symposium graciously allowed onmyplanet.ca to record stories on site during the symposium.