LSTW and LGBT Film Series: “In Particular, barbara findlay”


Never Apart
7049 Rue St–Urbain
Montreal, QC H2S 3S4

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This biographical documentary follows the life of trailblazing queer, feminist lawyer barbara findlay & the history of LGBTQ2S rights in Canada.

Over the last 30 years, barbara findlay has brought together the forces of feminism, anti-oppression and community activism, advocating for the rights and freedoms of queer and transgender Canadians.

barbara findlay is a lesbian human rights lawyer committed to advocating for the rights and freedoms of queers and transgendered Canadians. Over the last 30 years she has brought together the forces of feminism, anti-oppression learning and community activism into a distinctly professional and compassionate legal practice. barbara is no stranger to adversity; raised in a time when being gay was either illegal, closeted or diagnosed as a mental disorder, she was one of the first lawyers to practice law openly as a lesbian and took on precedent-setting cases in gay adoptions, family law and discrimination suits. In 1995, barbara findlay was involved in one of the most famous transgendered rights cases in Canada, when she represented Kimberly Nixon who was asked to leave Vancouver’s Rape Relief when the organization discovered that she was not born “cis” gendered female. barbara continues to work on a variety of queer human rights issues, such as the safety of transgendered kids in schools, gender identity on passports and the Trinity Western University’s homophobic code of conduct. This documentary explores barbara’s life with her humanizing approach to explaining the law to those most marginalized by it.

Becca Plucer believes that film is one of the most powerful mediums to enact social change and that first person narratives have the ability to connect hearts to history. With a background in anthropology and Holocaust education and after years of working in and around the Vancouver Film & TV industry, she decided to sink her teeth into queer history. ”In Particular, barbara findlay” is her directorial debut made with support and funding from OUTtv.

doors 6pm
film 7pm
Q&A with Becca Plucer 8pm

barbara findlay est un avocate des droits humains, lesbienne et engagée à défendre les droits et libertés des queers et des Canadiens transgenres. Au cours des 30 dernières années, elle a réuni les forces du féminisme, l’apprentissage anti-oppression et l’activisme communautaire dans une pratique juridique distinctement professionnelle et compatissante.

barbara n’est pas étrangère à l’adversité; Élevée à un moment où l’homosexualité était illégale, fermée ou diagnostiquée comme un trouble mental, elle a été l’une des premières avocates à pratiquer la loi ouvertement en tant que lesbienne. Elle a aidé à faire avancer des causes dans les adoptions homosexuelles, le droit de la famille et les poursuites pour discrimination.

En 1995, barbara findlay a été impliquée dans l’un des cas de droits transgenres les plus célèbres au Canada, alors qu’elle représentait Kimberly Nixon qui a été invitée à quitter le Rape Relief de Vancouver lorsque l’organisation a découvert qu’elle n’était pas une femme “cis” féminine.

barbara continue de travailler sur une variété sujets entourant sur les droits LGBTQ+, comme la sécurité des enfants transgenres dans les écoles, l’identité de genre sur les passeports et le code de conduite homophobe de l’Université Western Trinity.

Ce documentaire explore la vie de Barbara avec son approche humanisante pour expliquer la loi à ceux et celles qui sont les plus marginalisés par celle-ci.

portes 18h00
film 19h00
Questions/Réponses avec la réalisatrice Becca Plucer 20h00

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