The Queer Pride Chronicles is a forum for LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities to add thoughtful content to Pride through writing, images and video.
* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allies
or if it is easier or more comfortable share on facebook!
Or do both!
Possible topics to get you writing:
- What is Pride?
- What was the first Pride celebration you attended?
- What is your coming out story?
- Have you had a romance, fling or crush that developed at a Pride celebration?
- How has queer changed for you over the past 40 years?
- What have you learned from a queer family member or close friend?
- Why are you proud?
Last summer the Toronto Sunday Pride parade was bittersweet for me. I mourned the death of my gay father. As I thought about him, I looked, really looked, at the diverse individuals around me, I wanted to know who they were, why they were there and what were their stories (you can read my story of growing up in the 70’s and 80’s with a gay father under “Growing up with my gay dad…”).
Our stories are important, they are full of power. Please tell us yours.
Focus on your experience and let others have theirs! In this framework, accept the differences — there will be many.
Encourage all by sharing the blog far and wide. Gather and post all the stories you can from those too old to type, too poor to have online access or too stressed to do more than tell it to you.
This blog coincides with the exhibition at Onsite [at] OCAD University in Toronto, Canada, titled Generations of Queer: Robert Flack / John Greyson / Elisha Lim / Kiley May from March 12 to June 28, 2014. It presents vital narratives influenced by age, background, current context and health. Each of these artists has different stories to tell. Inherent in all is the telling. It may sound simple but as these artists know, the right to have a public voice, exactly as you are, while flexible to change, is critical to living fully.
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