History

Onmyplanet.ca started out as a documentary video project about the community organization Creating Connections in Victoria, BC. Creating Connections is an LGBTQ social meeting group for everyone under the rainbow and the people that love us. In the beginning, a portion of each meeting was ear marked for members of the queer and trans communities to speak to the group about their life experiences. The idea being that we all learn from each other and come away with a little more knowledge of our local LGBTQ community.
I (Lulu Laru) began documenting the people who spoke at the meetings some time in 2009, thinking it would make an excellent educational documentary. Then I thought about what happens to educational documentaries… Its use would be totally up to the school system, the school boards, the teachers, the parents, etc.. Given the fate of the Social Justice 12 program that was developed in BC, I had to admit I didn’t have much faith in the public school systems to get the video to the people who needed it. So I considered my options; First, I split the project into two parts; The Queer Story Archive, and ‘Work It Out’ an online workbook for reducing homophobia, transphobia and sexual prejudice (Coming Soon). Second, I decided to house the whole thing online at onmyplanet.ca. As a website it’s entirely accessible not just outside of the school systems but internationally. As an online experience it takes place in a relatively private venue which will encourage honesty and some soul searching in reaction to both the personal videos and in a user’s responses to the workbook.
My hope is that onmyplanet.ca will become a valuable resource for anyone seeking to better their knowledge of the LGBPTQ community. Please share this site with everyone you know. Thank you.

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