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Streaming Videos Research Guide
Through its streaming video collections, the library provides access to thousands of videos online. This guide offers instructions on how to provide access to these collections for teaching purposes.
Try searching LGBTQ, gay rights, transgender or two spirit.
Streaming video and audio content from CBC and Radio Canada. Documentaries, news, drama, teacher's guides and more.
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The First Gay March
They called it "Gay Day." 100 protesters gathered in Ottawa in August 1971 for the first large-scale public protest for gay rights in Canada. Speakers addressed the fact that amendments to the criminal code in 1969 legalized their sexual relations but did little to alleviate the oppression of the gay community in everyday life.
I Am Skylar
I Am Skylar is the emotionally compelling story of an articulate 14-year-old girl who is thoughtfully defining her future and the woman she is to become. Surrounded by a family and a community who show her unconditional love as she follows her personal path, Skylar faces the complexities of being a transgender girl on the cusp of puberty with refreshing honesty and unshakeable dignity.
Modern Times, Positive Women
Positive Women meets three people who have contracted the virus. But they are neither gay, nor intravenous drug users. All three have been devastated by a disease now affecting more heterosexuals than gay men. Sarah only discovered she was HIV positive in a routine hospital check during her pregnancy. Emma fell in love with a middle-class older man she met - only finding out she was HIV positive after the condom split. And when Nikki, already diagnosed as positive, fell pregnant, she had her baby - only to lose her to Aids, aged two.
Stonewall Uprising explores the dramatic events that launched a worldwide civil rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn, on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before-they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
Trudeau's Historic Apology to LGBT Communities
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a historic apology to members of the LGBT community. It's for actions the Canadian government took against them, simply because they were gay.