The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

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Queerspawn Digital Storytelling Project

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The Queerspawn Digital Storytelling Project was spearheaded by Sadie Epstein-Fine, creative and operational lead with community support from Makeda Zook in 2021. The goal of the project was to provide participants of all ages with one or more LGBTQ2+ parent(s) a way to explore aspects of the queerspawn experience through digital content creation. Over the course of 5 months, the Queerspawn project participants met virtually to share space and build community. They explored different ways to get into their stories and experiences. The project included 13 participants, who created video, art projects and installations, audio stories, podcasts and essays, exploring how their identities and life experiences have intersected with their queerspawn identity.

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Nancy Nicol Collection

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Nancy Nicol is a documentary filmmaker who has dedicated her career to tracing the history of the LGBTQ movements in Canada and around the world. She has worked as a professor in visual studies since 1989 at York University. Her career as a filmmaker started in the 1970s with experimental films, but by the 1980s, Nicol’s work focused on documentary films addressing political issues, including pro-choice struggles for access to abortion, unions, and the working struggles of women and migrants. By the 2000s, her films changed focus to lesbian and gay rights from the 1970s to the 2010s.

The exhibit showcases shorts and excerpts from the award-winning documentary series From Criminality to Equality which includes Stand Together (2002), The Queer Nineties(2009), Politics of the Heart(2005) and, The End of Second Class (2006).

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Rupert Raj and Trans Activism, 1971-1988

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Rupert Raj is a Eurasian (East Indian and Polish) pansexual trans man who came out in 1971 in the queer community of Ottawa.

He founded several trans organizations, including the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Transsexuals (FACT), Metamorphosis Medical Research Foundation and Gender Worker (later Gender Consultants).

The collection of Rupert Raj, an important trans activist, includes material related to the three trans-related publications Raj founded and edited in the 1980s; correspondence with other trans people, medical professionals, and activists, research on phalloplasty and other trans issues, personal scrapbooks and photographs, books, and AV materials.

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LGBTQ+ Histories at Ryerson University

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A collection of materials relating to the histories of LGBTQ+ people, organizations, and issues at Ryerson university, from the early days of gay organizations to the present. Featured issues include HIV/AIDS, homophobia on campus, the history of RyePRIDE, and the development of a trans organization.

 

 

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