The LGBTQ experience in Canada

From the court battles of the past to the growing awareness of gender identity issues today, the stories in this collection highlight some of the challenges and realities within LGBTQ communities in Canada today.

  • 2017
  • 13-14
  • 13 Titles

Included in this collection

Doc Zone Transforming Gender Classroom Favourites

The era of transgender enfranchisement is upon us. Through personal stories we pull back the curtain on what it means to be – fundamentally and in your deepest core – in conflict with the gender you were assigned at birth.
  • 2015
  • 00:44:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/09/2016

The National Transsexual Journey

They're women trapped in men's bodies or men locked within a women's bodies. In this documentary, three men and one woman tell us about their lives, their choices and the consequence of those choices. This fascinating documentary provides a respectful insight into the lives of transexuals, a world unfamiliar to most of us and at odds with so many of ...
  • 2000
  • 00:43:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Trudeau's Historic Apology to LGBT Communities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a historic apology to members of the LGBT community. It's for actions the Canadian government took against them, simply because they were gay. As part of the mea culpa, Ottawa has introduced legislation to clear the criminal records of those convicted of consensual same-sex activity.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

The Current Vulnerable LGBT Homeless Youth

Among homeless Canadians between 16 and 24 years old, 20-40% are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The Current looks at the challenges facing LGBT youth, considered the most vulnerable in the already very vulnerable population of homeless people.
  • 2013
  • 00:23:26
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2014

The Current Wren Kauffman: Being a Transgender Boy

Wren Kauffman is like many pre-teen boys. He loves martial arts. He's a voracious reader. What makes him different from most teenage boys is that Wren used to be known to friends and family as Wrenna. The Current spoke with Wren, his mother Wen, and his little sister Avy at the beginning of the 2013 school year. In April 2014, Wren received ...
  • 2013
  • 00:19:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2014