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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Bill_02

Bill talks about how he denied and hid his homosexuality for years. He also talks about the relationship he eventually had with his husband.

Owen

Owen, a calligraphy artist, talks about leaving the country to go to school – and to come out. Having maintained a dual life for some time, Owen eventually reconciled the distance. You can see some of Owen’s work at: www.owenwilliams.ca

Owen’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Queer-Film-Alliance/369436306474933?fref=ts

Chris

Chris describes her elongated coming out process that was hindered at various points by her internalized homophobia. Congratulations Chris on figuring it out!

Chris’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Queer-Film-Alliance/369436306474933?fref=ts

Shara Layne

Shara Layne talks about the realities and her fears of coming out in a Catholic high school.

Shara Layne’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. YQFA facebook

Below the video are a series of links to some of the news stories that covered the situation that Shara was involved in at Vanier high school.

CBC News March 6th 2013
Yukon News March 6th, 2013
InfoW5 March 6th , 2013
DailyXtra.com March 17, 2013
Whitehorse Star March 28th, 2013
AlPope.com June 28th, 2013

Liam

Liam talks about coming out when he was 12 years old, how supportive his family and friends have always been and how that helped him stand up for LGBTQ rights last year at his high school.

Liam’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. YQFA facebook page

Below the video are a series of links to some of the news stories that covered the situation at Vanier high school.


CBC Story Mar 04, 2013
A Guy Named Brian Blog Post, Mar 4th 2013
CBC News Mar. 5th, 2013
National Post Article March 6, 2013
Yukon News, March 13, 2013
CBC News, Mar. 20th, 2013
Yukon News, Mar. 22nd, 2013
B.Y.T.E Article April 6th 2013
queeringthechurch.com’s Article April 12th, 2013
Bondings 2.O Article Sept. 16th 2013
CBC News, Sept. 5th 2013
CBC News Sept. 17th, 2013