Tag Archives: Pride history

Mo

Mo is a queer filmmaker and wants to start a queer RocknRoll band. Mo talks about being in the music scene in Montreal in the 80s, coming out and making their first film. Mo is now a tenured professor at UVic, and has recently completed their first feature film Two 4 One, a trans themed film set in Victoria, BC. Mo was also on the Steering Committee for the Moving Trans History Forward conference at UVic, 2016

Mo’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.

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.

James

James talks about the psychological build up around coming out and his current work helping to promote queer artists as role models.
James was part of the collective of artists that produced the Nuit Rose art show during World Pride in Toronto, 2014. He also produces 10 x 10, a show of photography that celebrates queers in the arts. More about James can be found at:www.jamesfowlerart.com/

James’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.

Lesbian News 03

Inspired by the long time editor of Lesbian News, Barbara McLauchlin, whose onmyplanet.ca video story is here, and courtesy of the stupendous personal library of Lahl, I have begun posting .pdf files from a few years of Lesbian News, Victoria’s Monthly Lesbian Feminist Newsletter – later named The Lavender Rhinoceros. I will periodically post more scanned / pdf issues of this local Victoria Lesbian Magazine.
This issue of Lesbian News, is from March of 1993, editing and production by Corinne M Devison, Joan Garcia, Diana Gault, Sally Hamill, Barbara McLauchlin, Karey Perks, Ramona Scott, Lorey Simpson and Debby Yaffe. This particular issue is titled ‘Elle News’, but has the same look and content and is produced by a similar crew.

There are two versions below, Small is a 2 MB file and Full is 13 MB. These links will open the .pdf file in a new window of your browser, from there they are downloadable.

Lesbian News_03_1993_Small
Lesbian News_03_1993_Full