Tag Archives: Queer

Meryn

Meryn talks about his process of becoming himself. A writer and performer, Meryn garnered an amount of fame in the early 90s for his spoken word single “The Sweater”. At the time, he was under some scrutiny from the LGBTQ press. Here, he talks about being queer in the 80s (not queer enough for some) and eventually changing his gender (but not his queerness). Rock on Meryn.

Meryn’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.

Dick

Dick’s work with the older and aging LGBTQI communities through the 519 Centre and in conjunction with a number of other organizations and committees in Toronto has helped countless people age with dignity and pride. Dick tells the story of the development of the Senior Pride Network and the Opening the Closet on Aging Conference. He was a founding member of the SPN and in 2008 Dick was part of the group that authored the LGBT Toolkit with the City of Toronto’s Long Term Care Committee.

Dick’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.

Juli

Juli’s coming out story is about coming into her body and how she trained herself to be a lesbian.

John

John talks about how he overcame the bullying he suffered early in life and offers a positive and hopeful approach to life.