Ruben talks about trying to express themself as a trans identified femme artist. Having recently moved to Toronto Ruben is finding considerably more support and trans community in the larger centre. Ruben is involved in Grrrlfag Dramazine at: http://grrrlfag-dramazine.tumblr.com/zine
Ruben’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.
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.
Mauro, originally from Brazil, came out just after he immigrated to Canada.
Lisa is a self-identified woman originally from Columbia.
She speaks of her struggle in beginning her transition.
My apologies for the bad audio – the super fine mic we had died on the day and we had to use the camera mic ; (
Hopefully you can still hear Lisa and appreciate her story. We keep learning and getting better as we go. xo Lulu