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.
E.T. is an American lesbian living in Canada with her wife. She talks about some of the struggles that bi-national same-sex couples face.
Ranjith’s story comes from Sri Lanka via Toronto…Not an onmyplanet.ca production but a worthy and touching story…
An immigrant from Sri Lanka, Ranjith has been a volunteer at the Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services for the past five years. He is a founding member of “Among Friends”, a three-year initiative to improve access to public services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) refugees and immigrants in Toronto.