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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Graham

Graham is a professional dancer and choreographer. He is a principal dancer in national and international works. Here he talks about growing up in a small western Canadian city, his relationship with his mom and his experiences as a gay man in the world of dance. Graham is currently the Head of Contemporary Dance at the School of Alberta Ballet.

Graham’s story is one in a series of videos recorded in conjunction with Out Saskatoon, in 2014. Heart felt thanks to the sponsors of this series: media-net.bc.ca in Victoria, BC and Out Saskatoon in Saskatoon, SK. Special thanks to Liz Senecal at Out Saskatoon.

Sarah

Sarah is an artist in Toronto. Having grown up in a very homophobic home she talks about coming out in her forties. She found support at the 519 Community Centre and eventually started a women’s coming out group there. You can find more about Sarah’s artwork here.

Sarah’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.

Steen

Steen, a writer and performance artist, talks about marrying young, being a mother and how feminism brought her into her queer identity.

Steen’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.

Warren

Warren is a two spirit gay man from Iskatewi-zaaga’iganiing Nation at the Manitoba/Ontario border. He is among the last in his nation to grow up speaking the language and learning traditional ways. At the time of this video he was working with the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy. Warren is now an independent consultant, advocate and educator around human rights issues, Two Spirt culture and Aboriginal culture.

Warren’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.

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.