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#HearOurStory: Your Stories, Your Lives [VIDEOS]

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As individuals, and as a community, our stories are important. Share yours for a chance to be featured in Egale’s mini-documentary series, #HearOurStory. Visit http://www.hearourstory2014.com for details.

#HearOurStory is a mini-doc series that speaks to people across the #LGBTQ2SA community about the issues that impact their lives.

Egale has been working behind the scenes for your rights since 1986 and today we need your help.

Watch and share these stories from our friends and family about how Egale has impacted their lives, then join in and tell us yours.

Share your own stories, invite your social networks to support using #hearourstory and help Egale continue working to achieve it’s vision of a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.

Judy’s Story


#HearOurStory speaks to people across the LGBTQ2S community about issues that impact their lives. We kick off with Judy Virago, a trans woman living in Toronto.

Kevin’s Story


Meet Kevin, a Catholic school teacher working with Egale to create more accepting environments for LGBTQ students.

Aeryn’s Story


Aeryn Pfaff is a gay man living in Toronto. His story touches on the effects of bullying in the school system, and what can happen when educators and administrators lack training and support. The time for change is now. Egale Canada works with teachers, students and administrators through MyGSA.ca the Safer Schools program.

Tommy’s Story


As a young volunteer at Egale, Tommy experienced first-hand the impact of his work. But, he still sees the need for social change and greater community involvement to create a safer, more accepting world.

Danielle’s Story


Constable Danielle knows homophobia is still alive in our community and all over the country: she’s the LGBT liaisons officer for the Toronto Police. Egale talks to her about how sexuality based hate crimes can be stopped and why the issue deserves everyone’s attention.

Kyle’s Story


We speak with Kyle about his journey in overcoming addiction, and the issues that face so many members of the LGBTQ community today.

Julian’s Story


Julian talks about his struggle to find safe and affordable housing, while coming to understand his gender identity.

Makumbu’s Story


Makumbu talks about the fear behind coming out as bisexual in an unsafe environment and shares a powerful message to others in her situation.

Gareth’s Story


Gareth opens up about living as a gay man in one of the most homophobic countries in the world, Jamaica, and coming to Canada as a refugee.

Chelsea’s Story


Chelsea is a gender-queer LGBTQ activist and artist who uses their creativity to evoke change in the small Newfoundland town of Corner Brook. But it wasn’t always this way. Shot on location in Newfoundland, Chelsea tells Egale about their struggle with identity and how it has shaped them into the leader they are today.