Tag Archives: Trans

137_Aidan

An outspoken trans activist for many years, Aidan founded Gender Odyssey in 2001 – an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse children of all ages, their families and supporters, and the professionals who serve them. Currently he runs nine support groups for trans kids and families of trans and gender diverse children in the Seattle WA area. He was also instrumental in creating the online community at Transfamilies.org providing support groups, discussion groups, events, FAQs and a host of other resources.
Genderdiversity.org provides diversity training and programming for professionals, and support for gender diverse children and their families.
Transfamilies.org provides online support, information and an online community.
And the Gender Odyssey Conference Website is at: Genderodyssey.org

Aidan’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans History Forward Conference in 2018, put on by the

136 Cheryl

Cheryl is a trans woman currently living in the UK. She talks about the struggle of being trans in the 70s and 80s and her expectation that she would lose her family, her friends and her job when she transitioned. Cheryl found acceptance in the Sci-Fi community and has won four Hugo awards for her fanzine. She is also involved in trans-activism and provides trans awareness training with The Diversity Trust. https://www.diversitytrust.org.uk/

Cheryl’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans History Forward Conference in 2018, put on by the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria. The MTHF conference graciously allowed onmyplanet.ca to record stories on site during the conference. onmyplanet.ca also recorded stories at the MTHF 2014 and 2016 conferences.

135 Jade

Jade came out as trans in the early 2000s. From their teenage experiences in Ottawa, Jade felt there was a lack of acceptance and understanding for trans youth in the LGBTQ community. Ultimately this inspired them to create Trans Youth Ottawa – the first trans youth support group in the city. Jade speaks about the excitement of starting the group and the continued challenge of keeping the group’s history alive.

Jade’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans History Forward Conference in 2018, put on by the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria. The MTHF conference graciously allowed onmyplanet.ca to record stories on site during the conference. onmyplanet.ca also recorded stories at the MTHF 2014 and 2016 conferences.

134 Shaan

Shaan is a trans person of Jewish and Roma heritage. His mixed identity led him to create a series of oral history archives about LGBTQI people with different faiths and racial backgrounds. His latest project Rainbow Pilgrims explores the stories of LGBTQI migrants living in the UK. Through these stories Shaan was able to realize his own identity and fully transition. Shaan currently works in London as a heritage manager and is looking forward to continuing to collect oral histories of LGBTQI people.
Find out more about Shaan’s projects at: rainbowpilgrims.com, twilightpeople.com, rainbowjews.com, And you can find the Twilight People App on Google Play.

Shaan’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans History Forward Conference in 2018, put on by the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria. The MTHF conference graciously allowed onmyplanet.ca to record stories on site during the conference. onmyplanet.ca also recorded stories at the MTHF 2014 and 2016 conferences.