CiTR Documentaries Episode January 28, 2016

CiTR's UBC 100 Series - Queer Decade

4:01pm - 5:02pm

For this Doc series, CiTR producers used digitized audio from our reel-to-reel and cassette tape archive to make documentaries about UBC and CiTR's history. The third in our series, this is "Queer Decade", produced by Heather Kitching.

1995-2005 is the story of the queer rights movement in Vancouver, during the era when queers finally started winning their rights. From the 1995 Supreme Court of Canada decision that ruled that lesbians, gays and bisexuals were entitled to equality under the law to the 2005 House of Commons vote to legalize same sex marriage nationwide, Queer Decade touches on key events in B.C.’s queer activist history, such as the Little Sister’s court case and the Surrey School Board book ban. It also comments on the queer community’s growth from a relatively white, middle class movement, to a more diverse and spiritually mature collective. The documentary features interviews with key activists and politicians who helped move queer rights forward. It also includes queer anthems from the era, and archived recordings from CiTR’s Queer FM, including tape from British Columbia’s first legal same-sex wedding.