Tag Archives: YQFA

Liam

Liam talks about coming out when he was 12 years old, how supportive his family and friends have always been and how that helped him stand up for LGBTQ rights last year at his high school.

Liam’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. YQFA facebook page

Below the video are a series of links to some of the news stories that covered the situation at Vanier high school.


CBC Story Mar 04, 2013
A Guy Named Brian Blog Post, Mar 4th 2013
CBC News Mar. 5th, 2013
National Post Article March 6, 2013
Yukon News, March 13, 2013
CBC News, Mar. 20th, 2013
Yukon News, Mar. 22nd, 2013
B.Y.T.E Article April 6th 2013
queeringthechurch.com’s Article April 12th, 2013
Bondings 2.O Article Sept. 16th 2013
CBC News, Sept. 5th 2013
CBC News Sept. 17th, 2013

Christine

Christine, a high school Vice Principal, talks about her experience as an ally and her continued support for LGBTQ youth within the school system. Thank you Christine for your continued efforts.

Christine’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. Yukon Queer Film Alliance

Jerome

Our Christmas story this year is Jerome. He tells his story of moving to a new community believing that acceptance and understanding from his church would greet him, only to be shunned when he came out to them. What’s refreshing here is Jerome’s persistence in his belief that education would make everything well again. He also shares his theory on how the LGBTQ communities could save the churches. Jerome is a science fiction writer and you can find his work at: jeromestueart.com

Jerome’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

Amanda

When Amanada gave birth to her daughter, she re-evaluated pretty much everything in her life.

Amanda’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

Duane

Duane is part of the Tlingit Executive Council in Teslin, YT. He is an actor, writer, director and producer of a number of video and performance based pieces, including ‘Kichx Anagaat Yatx’i: Children of the Rainbow’. He talks about a long standing wish for a very special Halloween costume and what it means to be a two-spirited person.

Duane’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