Francisco, an artist and activist, talks about how his gravitation towards the arts made for a relatively easy coming out process. Francisco has been involved in many LGBTQI initiatives in Toronto, he was a founding member of the Inside/Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, is a founding member of Nuit Rose, is on the advisory committee for Nuit Blanche and is currently on the board of Toronto Pride, organizers of World Pride 2014.
Francisco’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 and Trinity Square Video in Toronto. Special thanks to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.
Peggy talks about leaving the convent in Ireland to come to Canada and her life adventures once she got here. Please take a moment to watch Peggy’s story.
Peggy’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
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 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