Carrie Lynn was a police officer in Sudbury for 18 years and in 2015 moved into a management position in human resources. Carrie Lynn talks about her experience working with the transgender community members in Sudbury to train over 400 Sudbury Police officers, and update the policies and practices of the Sudbury Police Service. The results include the developing friendships between Carrie Lynn and her transgender community partners Rita and Vincent, and a video that promotes awareness of transgender issues and concerns. Their video can be seen on youtube at: Creating Awareness and Understanding of the Transgender Community
Carrie Lynn’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans History Forward Conference, put on by the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria in March of 2016. The MTHF conference provided onmyplanet.ca with a space to record stories on site during the conferences of 2014, 2016 and 2018.
July 1, 2016 – In light of the recent racist and homophobic attack in Orlando and as we celebrate Pride Festivities across most of North America, I felt Anne’s message was so important for all of us. It is this type of education and eye on the big picture that will eventually educate the world.
Anne is the president of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) chapter in Toronto, Ontario. She shares her experience as a parent of a lesbian and becoming a good ally and an activist for the LGBTQ people in her life and family.
Anne’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.
Alison talks about growing up with a gay dad and the process of turning her story into a bestselling book and an award winning one-woman play: “Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter.”
“Confessions…” will be playing for a 5 night run during World Pride in Toronto, starting June 25th, 2014. For details see: AlisonWearing.com
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.
Taliesen is the first of our Allies’ stories. He talks about his relationship with his mom, who is transgender.
Taliesen’s story was part of a group of stories recorded on Salt Spring Island, partially sponsored by GLOSSI (Gays and Lesbians of Salt Spring Island). The group was renamed and is now DIASSI Diverse and Inclusive Salt Spring Island.