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Lily Part 3

Lily talks about her two month trip to Bangladesh to meet her family for the first time as a woman. She talks about her apprehensions around going through an international airport, her expectations, and the bumps in the road to acceptance. She also talks about being on the Asexual spectrum. This is the third video that Lily has done with onmyplanet.ca. You can see her first here, and the second here.

Lily’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 2016. The MTHF conference graciously allowed onmyplanet.ca to record stories on site during the conference.

Linh

Although Linh (pronounced Link) knew he was gay from a very early age he didn’t come out until a few years ago. Giving himself time to accept himself, in a country that also accepted him. Linh eventually made his way to Toronto where he is now a practicing artist. You can find more about Linh at: Roseswithoutthorns.net

Linh’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.

Julian

Julian talks about their experience as a young, queer, gender queer, new comer to Canada who has a disability. Having already faced a multitude of challenges, Julian manages to find the stamina and motivation to perform their drag queen characters in the hope of inspiring others to find their own self-worth and confidence. You can find ‘Lady Boy Sparkle’ on Youtube or Twitter.

Julian’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.

Xavier

Xavier talks about his experience as a newcomer to Canada and the criticism he’s received for speaking out against the homophobia he faced on his home island of Saint Kitts.

Xavier’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.

Francisco

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.