Rainbow Table is a virtual space where LGBTQI2S seniors and allies can connect during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This space provides a platform to engage in important and relevant topics that impact our communities. With exciting guest speakers and useful resources, Rainbow Table strives to give LGBTQI2S seniors and allies a space that is truly their own, and acts as a go-to for support, resources, and community engagement; in areas like health, legal rights, activities, and more!

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Catch up on our 10 episodes of Rainbow Table Season 1 as host Deb Pearce chats with dozens of special community guests from across Canada!

Season 2

Season 2 of Rainbow Table is generously supported by:

Episode 11: COVID-19 Facts and Fears

With special guests, Dr. Gloria Gutman from Simon Fraser University, and Dr. Samir Sinha from Sinai Health.

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Season 1 | Episodes 1 – 10

Episode 1: Health Equity

With special guests; Jacquie Gahagan, LeeAnn Pocknell and Karen Hillier

Episode 2: Sexual Health

With Carlyle Jansen, Owner of Good for Her; Dr. Philip Jai Johnson, Psychologist at the Toronto Sexuality Centre! Plus, guests Rachele Manett from Venus Envy Halifax and a special performance by Elle Noir!

Episode 3: Rural LGBTQI2S Communities

With Author, Joan Beecroft, and Trevor Taylor from Fogo Island Pride! Plus, a special performance by Flare!

Episode 4: Queer Histories

With Aaron Devor, Chair in Transgender Studies at the University of Victoria; Richard Jenkins from 2 Spirits in Motion Society; Professor Wesley Crichlow from Ontario Tech University; and a special performance by Lucas Silveira!

Episode 5: Community Networks and Initiatives

With Michael Phair from Edmonton Pride Senior Group; George Hartsgrove from Ottawa Senior Pride Network; Laura Budd from Moose Jaw Pride; and Julien Rougerie from Fondation Émergence. Plus, a special performance by Drag Performer Extraordinaire, Miss Conception!

Episode 6: Untold Stories

With Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Poet, Ferron; and Documentary Filmmaker and Former Politician, Gerry Rogers. Plus, an interview with Theo & Roger, the first same-sex couple married under Quebec’s Civil Union law in 2002.

Episode 7: Health & Wellness

With Arne Stinchcombe, Assistant Professor at Brock University; Catherine Meade, Former Director of Pan Am Games Capital Projects; Jen Cody, Executive Director of Nanaimo Foodshare, and a roundtable discussion with the creators of Réseau Access Network’s LGBTQI2S Seniors Program, Adrienne, Ashley, and Evan! Plus, a special performance by “Lady Bear Extraordinaire”, Fay Slift!

Episode 8: Faith & Spirituality

With John R. Sylliboy, Co-Founder of the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance; Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, Founder and Executive Director of Rainbow Faith and Freedom, and Senior Pastor Emeritus of Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto; Pastor Junia ‘June’ Joplin, and Imtiaz Popat from Salaam Queer Muslim Community in Vancouver! Plus, a special performance by Tara Ryst!

Episode 9: Policy & Legal Justice

With Todd Ross, Representative Plaintiff on the LGBT Purge Class Action Lawsuit; Levi A. Foy, Executive Director of the Sunshine House and Drag Queen Prairie Sky; plus an interview and performance by Rabbit Richards, performance poet.

Episode 10: Game Show Edition

Where host Deb Pearce hosts the finale episode of Rainbow Table – the Game Show edition!