The goal of our project is to video interview LGBTQ families across Ontario about their children’s experiences in school and share our findings from these interviews with teachers, community educators and other LGBTQ families.
To date, March 29, 2018, we have
This spring and summer (2018) we plan to upload and tag the 19 additional videos including our interviews with:
In May, we also plan to interview LGBTQ families living in London, St. Thomas and West Lorne.
We use the initialism LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer) with the intention of including people who identify as transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual, agender, gender queer, gender variant, and/or pangender. We understand the names people use to describe their gender and sexual identities are always evolving and that the most important thing is to be respectful and to use names that people prefer.
A selection of our video clips...
"Pushing the Envelope" is a song by research team member and musician Kate Reid from our verbatim theatre project Out at School, and is based on the excerpts from our interviews with LGBTQ families.
Written and performed by Kate Reid, 2017
Recorded by Stew Crookes
Produced by Kate Reid and Stew Crookes
Kate Reid: vocals, acoustic guitar
Stew Crookes: pedal steel
Doug Friesen: stand-up and electric bass
Roger Travassos: percussion