July 1, 2016 – In light of the recent racist and homophobic attack in Orlando and as we celebrate Pride Festivities across most of North America, I felt Anne’s message was so important for all of us. It is this type of education and eye on the big picture that will eventually educate the world.
Anne is the president of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) chapter in Toronto, Ontario. She shares her experience as a parent of a lesbian and becoming a good ally and an activist for the LGBTQ people in her life and family.
Anne’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.
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
Although Gavin’s physical transition was as positive as possible, the more subtle process of discovering himself was a little more challenging. Gavin talks about the process of his transition.
Gavin’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.
Gavin will also be featured in The Transgender Project documentary produced by ichannel.
Stephen eloquently recounts growing up in the north, his process of coming out and his part in the human rights case that solidified same-sex marriage in Yukon Territory and in Canada. Thank you Stephen both for the energy you put into changing history and for the telling of this excellent piece of LGBTQ history.
Stephen’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. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Queer-Film-Alliance/369436306474933?fref=ts