Tag Archives: Late Bloomer

Martine

Martine is a union activist and a trans activist. Martine has been on the National Pink Triangle Committee at CUPE for the last ten years. Her human rights case brought back public funding for Gender Reassignment Surgery in Ontario. The group she helped form; The Trans Health Lobby Group successfully lobbied for trans people’s right to change the gender on official identification documents without surgery. CUPE supported Martine in a number of ways throughout her human rights case (7 years). Martine and the Trans Lobby Group are now lobbying for Bill C279 for gender identity to be included in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Rock on Martine.

Martine’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.

Joyce

Joyce talks about her experience living on women’s land in southern Manitoba and reflects on women’s community.

Joyce’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

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.