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AIDS Activist History Project: A History of AIDS Activism in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Nova Scotia

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / photography / public humanities / publishing / trans history

Check out the AIDS Activist History Project: A History of AIDS Activism in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Nova Scotia This project features 60+ interviews from these locations with both dates and transcripts available! The site also links to a myriad of ephemera, features, and memorial pages. (Images taken from project website) More of the project hereCheck out The Collab on our other platforms here

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DIGITAL EXHIBIT DESIGNER!

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / public humanities / publishing / trans history

This full-time three-month position, starting in mid-September 2021, is funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant supporting the LGBTQ Oral History Collaboratory. HOW TO APPLY? Visit the Chair in Transgender Studies website and review the full posting. Send your updated resume and cover letter to transchair@uvic.caPosting Closes August 23, 2021

#StillBisexual

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Check out the #StillBisexual project! This project features 100+ videos ranging from 2015-2019, highlighting and debunking stereotypes on bisexuality. #StillBisexual promotes the acceptance, understanding and visibility of the bisexual identity. In doing so, the project fosters inclusivity not just for bisexuals but pansexuals, fluid and queer people among the larger LGBTQIA+ community. (StillBisexual, 2015). More of the #StillBisexual Project can be found here: stillbisexual.com(Logo taken from #StillBisexual website then edited).

PPOHP: The Settlement

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / public humanities / publishing / trans history

Did you know that members of the Toronto Women’s Bathhouse Settlement Committee prioritized the establishment of a transgender search policy in their settlement talks with the Toronto Police Services? This led to the first attempt to draft a trans-friendly search policy in 2005, which was donated to us by Chanelle Gallant. Check out the first draft of this policy, including Chanelle’s first edits: More of The Pussy Palace Project can be found hereMore of The […]

PPOHP: The 20th Anniversary Panel

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Did you know that the Toronto Women’s Bathhouse Committee, the organizing group behind the Pussy Palace events, formed in 1998 to create sex-positive spaces for queer women? Organizer Chanelle Gallant positioned the events as a natural outgrowth of sex-positive queer feminist culture, while Carlyle Jansen highlighted the need for “outreach to queer women’s communities about safer sex.” Check out what some of the organizers had to say at the 20th anniversary panel event hosted by […]

Trans Oral History JOB POSTING

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / oral history / public humanities / publishing / trans history

Join the Transgender Media Lab and Transgender Media Portal project in 2021!Carleton University / University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada)These positions are open to students from any country. Some of the positions are also open to Ontario students who are already in graduate programs.The deadline is coming up soon—February 1. The Transgender Media Lab (TML) at Carleton University investigates the aesthetic, political, and cultural work of audiovisual media created by transgender, Two Spirit, nonbinary, intersex, and gender-nonconforming filmmakers and artists. […]

Reading gendertrash

publishing / trans history

I spent a lot of my first week at the CLGA looking through and digitizing materials related to Mirha-Soleil Ross’ and Xanthra Phillippa MacKay’s zine gendertrash from hell, published from 1993-1995. One of my favourite images I have come across was a drawing of four femme figures holding hands on a yellowing piece of paper. Below the figures, drawn in purple pen, text reads “TRANSSEXUAL SISTERHOOD IS POWERFUL!!!” This image is published in black and […]

Publishing and Queer/Trans Public Praxis

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As historians such as myself move from more traditional forms of scholarly work to a form of ongoing digital “making” that is the work of the Collaboratory, how do we make this work professionally legible? I have the great fortune to be tenured, so for me the stakes are not quite as high as they are for my more junior colleagues, where digital humanities and community-engaged research and scholarship remain, sadly, invisible and unvalued in […]