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
  • 29 Titles

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On the Coast Gay and Grey (Part 8 of 8)

On the Coast produced a series of documentaries, interviews and public forums to talk about aging in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. This podcast will take you through the entire series so you can catch anything you missed. Part 8 features more highlights from On the Coast's public forum at the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/03/2021

CBC Short Docs Genderize

In 2012, transgender filmmaker Chase Joynt sat down with Benton (age 12), Madeleine (10) and Dexter (6) to talk about gender, puberty, school and parents. Four years later, he revisits the kids to see what’s changed — but not before the kids flip the camera on the adults to ask some questions of their own. The result is a poignant, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/20/2017

As It Happens Homophone Blogger Fired

If you know the difference between the words "homophobe" and "homophone," you're well ahead of one American English language school administrator who fired an employee last week for allegedly promoting "some kind of gay agenda" through a blog post about grammar. Timothy Torkildson was let go from his position as a social media specialist at the Nomen Global Language Center ...
  • 2014
  • 00:06:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Canada: A People's History New Times, New Ways (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two new episodes of Canada: A People’s History, the country undergoes a seismic change. Old values are challenged and Canada charts a different future. Part 1 covers events from the last decade of the 20th century. Gays and lesbians achieve equality; Indigenous people seek redress over past abuse; the country once again stands on the brink of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/06/2017

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  • Canada: A People's History – New Times, New Ways Teacher Guide

The Early Edition Pride and Prejudice: Cultural Barriers to Coming Out

Coming out can be difficult for anyone, but when your culture lacks an awareness or understanding of LGBTQ issues, it can be especially challenging. As part of its Pride and Prejudice series, The Early Edition talks with Shona, a young gay woman with a South Asian background, and Andrew, a young Chinese-Canadian transgender man, about their experiences coming out in their families and respective ...
  • 2014
  • 00:12:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

CBC News The First Gay March

They called it "Gay Day." 100 protesters gathered in Ottawa in August 1971 for the first large-scale public protest for gay rights in Canada. Speakers addressed the fact that amendments to the criminal code in 1969 legalized their sexual relations but did little to alleviate the oppression of the gay community in everyday life. This protest came on the heels ...
  • 1971
  • 00:01:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2018

News in Review - February 2001 The Supreme Court Rules on Censorship

Focusing on the Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium victory, this story looks at the long-term social and cultural implications of the Supreme Court's decision in which it redefined the process involved in cases involving alleged obscenity. The report also examines the practices of Canada Customs in preventing this particular business, specializing in gay and lesbian books, magazines and videos, ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001

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The National Transsexual Journey

They're women trapped in men's bodies or men locked within a women's body. In this documentary, three men and one woman tell us about their lives, their choices and the consequences 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