Stories and Educational Materials from Under the Rainbows

The Queer Story Archive is an ever expanding collection of personal experience stories from everyone under the rainbow and the people who love us. With over 140 stories you’re sure to find someone you can relate to.

Discussion-based workshops derived from the personal experience stories in the Queer Story Archive. Gender Ally is our first workshop series, supporting trans, Two-Spirit and gender non-conforming inclusion and promoting Allyship practices. Our latest workshop Generational Allies focuses on issues faced by aging LGBQT2I+ seniors and elders.

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Latest News: Generational Allies is moving along nicely.

The online survey and the focus groups have wrapped up and we are now officially looking for storytellers. We are particularly looking for Black, and Indigenous folks, and People of Colour (QTBIPOC). We very much want to include your voices and learn from your experiences.  So if you’re over 55, identify under the rainbow, and you’re interested in sharing some of your knowledge and experience, send us an email. Please send us your contact information; name, email address, phone number and your location and let us know how you identify on the rainbow.

The interviews will take place in late summer and early fall of 2021 at a variety of locations on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland (preference will be given to those on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland of BC, but there’s a possibility of doing a Zoom interview). Everyone involved in conducting and recording the interviews will be fully vaccinated and all CoVid Protocols will be observed.

We can’t wait to hear your story!!

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the project, the interview process or about us, the workshop developers.

Thank you to those of you that completed the survey and took part in the focus groups. If you expressed an interest in being a storyteller, we will be contacting you soon.

We’ve heard from a number of people from all over the rainbow and we’re excited about how the whole project is progressing. Everyone has a wealth of experience and insight and we can’t wait to bring all that into the project. We know the stories we’re going to uncover are eye-openers and they will make for compelling workshops. We’re looking forward to hearing from you, xo Lulu