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Were you around when being queer was a criminal offense? Do you remember the days when same-sex families were completely unrecognized by the law? When everyone was in the closet because there were no human rights protection for gay or Trans people?
Revisit the history of that progress through "In Particular", a documentary of queer rights history through the lens of the life of lawyer barbara findlay Q.C. Meet the army of queer activists who challenged and changed the laws of this country: Kimberly Nixon, the Transactivist pioneer; 13-year-old Tru Wilson stood up to the Catholic school board; Sadie Keuhn and Craig Maynard, members of the groundbreaking December 9 coalition; Joanne Arnott, Metis writer and member of A.W.A.R.E; Sandy Leo Laframboise and Deborah Brady, the earliest Vancouver trans activists and founders of the High Risk Society; Shantel Ivits, of the Safer Schools Coalition; and elder Jeannette Piry who faced homophobia as her partner of 50 years was dying. Hear about the early days from Liz Whynot, Barb Bell, and Sheila Gilhooly, barbara's partner of 25 years.
Directed by Becca Plucer, this documentary is a vivid and compelling look at how much queer lives have changed over the past 30 years. "In particular, babara findlay" was made with funding from OUTtv and is part of theOutspoken Biographies series. More information can be found at outtv.ca.
After the screening there will be a panel called "Looking Back/Looking Forward" with the participants in the documentary.
For old ones - this is Old Home Week. For the young ones - a chance to know our history, which is so badly preserved.
Q & A hosted by barb
Advance tickets: http://riotheatre.ca/movie/queer-history-night/
Tickets are $10 - but no one turned away for lack of $$$!
One half of proceeds of this event are going towards a Queer Homeless Senior & Raincity’s LGBTQ2S* Youth Housing Project ; the second half will benefit Ferron, towering indigenous lesbian artist who now lives in poverty.
This is a 19+ event. If you or your family are under 19, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org