Tag Archives: Queer


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


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


Everett is a trans guy who talks about the complexities of gender expression and queerness, of power dynamics and discrimination, educating his original family and finding comfort in his chosen family.


Jordan is a transgendered man. He has worked in a number of queer
service organizations and is a queer activist.
Jordan’s story describes his coming out and transitioning processes.