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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Sharon

Sharon talks about her long term partner’s end of life and the work they both did to to find peace and acceptance within that.

Sharon’s story is one of a series from the VLSCS Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca

Deidra

Deidra is a strong union and trans activist. She talks about her transition and how positive a change it was for her. Deidra works in a carpentry shop for the City of Regina and was the first person to transition while employed by the city. She is now in her third term with the National Pink Triangle Committee with CUPE.

Deidra’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.

Madi

Madi talks about her long history in LGTBQ health care initiatives. Please take a moment to watch Madi’s story at onmyplanet.ca.

Madi’s’s story is one of a series from the VLSCS Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca

Jean

Jean talks about her first lesbian relationship, which lasted 63 years.
This story is excerpted from Jean’s recently published book “The Jeans, Partners for Life” available at amazon.ca for kindle: The Jeans

Jean’s story is one of a series from the VLSCS Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca

Jude

Jude is a pioneer. He talks about transitioning in the early 70s, the community at the time and the growth of trans activism. Jude has been an educator, advocate, activist and researcher for years and works as a therapist and a psychiatric physician assistant within the LGBTQI communities with a specialty in Trans issues.
Please take a moment to watch Jude’s story.

Jude’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.