Julian talks about their experience as a young, queer, gender queer, new comer to Canada who has a disability. Having already faced a multitude of challenges, Julian manages to find the stamina and motivation to perform their drag queen characters in the hope of inspiring others to find their own self-worth and confidence. You can find ‘Lady Boy Sparkle’ on Youtube or Twitter.
Julian’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 and The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Lynch History Grant. Special thanks to Milada Kovacova at Trinity.
Jude is a pioneer. He talks about transitioning in the early 70s, the community at the time and the growth of trans activism. Jude has been an educator, advocate, activist and researcher for years and works as a therapist and a psychiatric physician assistant within the LGBTQI communities with a specialty in Trans issues.
Please take a moment to watch Jude’s story.
Jude’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 2014. The MTHF conference provided onmyplanet.ca with a space to record stories on site during the conferences of 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Although Gavin’s physical transition was as positive as possible, the more subtle process of discovering himself was a little more challenging. Gavin talks about the process of his transition.
Gavin’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 2014. The MTHF conference provided onmyplanet.ca with a space to record stories on site during the conferences of 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Since the recording of this story, Blodge (yes it’s a nic name) has transitioned and is now Chase, a “testosterone-based” individual. In this story, recorded in 2013, he tells an entertaining tale about his experience with gender expressions and stereotypes both in the town where he grew up in southern Ontario and in communities in the Yukon Territory. An updated story was recorded at the Moving Trans History Forward conference in 2016, and is available to view here.
Blodge’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.
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.
Evertt’s story was part of a series of videos collected at Vancouver Pride in 2012. This series was partially sponsored by Qmunity in Vancouver.
Erik is a self-identified man who was brought up in a very Catholic family and experienced incredible discrimination from both his family and from the Catholic church when he came out/began his transition. Erik however, has risen above the ignorance of his family and has found a brilliant
resolution for himself. Erik keeps a blog at: www.unmuffledmind.wordpress.com And he is involved with the Vancouver chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Erik’s story was part of a series of videos collected at Vancouver Pride in 2012. This series was partially sponsored by Qmunity in Vancouver.