Lily talks about her two month trip to Bangladesh to meet her family for the first time as a woman. She talks about her apprehensions around going through an international airport, her expectations, and the bumps in the road to acceptance. She also talks about being on the Asexual spectrum. This is the third video that Lily has done with onmyplanet.ca. You can see the first one here, and the second here.
Lily’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans History Forward Symposium, 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.
Rupert is an incredibly accomplished trans activist, author and psychotherapist who has been blazing Trans and LGB trails for over four decades. His prolific body of work and accomplishments speak to his dedication to the communities. Rupert has received a number of awards for his work and is recognized in the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ portrait collection: Here.
Rupert’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.
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.