Chris Fee

Chris’ Experience Growing Up as LBGTQI2S: “Growing up and getting made fun of and policed for my gender expression was difficult and forced me into boxes I don’t believe I ever would have chosen for myself if I weren’t worried about my safety. I have always strived to live authentically, but messages about the duality…

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Jack Jackson

Jack Jackson

Originally from a very small conservative island, Jack escaped their old life of finance and heteronormativity in 2012 with an unplanned move to Toronto having met a Canadian whilst travelling. During a forced period of being unable to work whilst awaiting documentation, Jack found photography and began studying what surrounded them – dogs, fashion and…

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Brian Cope

Brian Cope

The following story was shared through an interview between Brian Cope & Friends of Ruby. Brian grew up in a time when being gay was a psychiatric disorder, and until he was in his 20’s (1969) was a criminal offence. Brian is an individual who came out late in life, after he had shared a…

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Maurie Sherman

What would you tell your younger self? “I wish my younger self asked more questions. I would tell my younger me to ask questions and learn more from the people around you. When I came out, there weren’t many celebrity role models to look up to in the LGBT community, but I was lucky to…

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