Revisit the history of that progress through the life of human rights lawyer barbara findlay Q.C. and 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 Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre; 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 chance to talk with the activists in person.
Q & A hosted by barb
Advance tickets: http://riotheatre.ca/movie/queer-history-night/ No one turned away for lack of money.
Tickets are $10 - 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 - writer of "Testimony" in the doc- who now lives in poverty.
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