Sharon talks about her long term partner’s end of life and the work they both did to to find peace and acceptance within that.
Sharon’s story story is one of a series from the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society (VLSCS) Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of VLSCS and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca
Deidra is a strong union and trans activist. She talks about her transition and how positive a change it was for her. Deidra works in a carpentry shop for the City of Regina and was the first person to transition while employed by the city. She is now in her third term with the National Pink Triangle Committee with CUPE.
Deidra’s story 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.
Terry’s story was recorded a few years ago (in fact he was one of the first!) and the video has just resurfaced now. Terry talks candidly about his experiences in life and the variety of careers he’s had – a waiter, a musician and a sex-ed porn star. Terry continues to take the bull by the horns as an HIV advocate and as a musician and street performer. Visit Terry’s Youtube Channel here. Terry or Tee Jay was also written about recently in Positive Living Magazine. You can download the issue for free here
Peggy talks about leaving the convent in Ireland to come to Canada and her life adventures once she got here. Please take a moment to watch Peggy’s story.
Peggy’s story is one of a series from the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society (VLSCS) Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of VLSCS and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca
Bill talks about how he denied and hid his homosexuality for years. He also talks about the relationship he eventually had with his husband.
Bill’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.
Chris describes her elongated coming out process that was hindered at various points by her internalized homophobia. Congratulations Chris on figuring it out!
Chris’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.