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Rainbow Reflections - Creating Videos of Local History Interviews

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The Grand River Rainbow Historical Society and Femme Fatale Creations (Melissa Sky, Creative Director) are excited to announce the much-anticipated Première of Rainbow Reflections, a feature-length documentary on the history of the LGBTQ community in the Grand River Region:

Première of Rainbow Reflections

A film by Melissa Sky
With the particpation of the Grand River Rainbow Historical Society

2014, January 9, Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
Little Bean Coffee Bar
417 King Street West, Unit B1, Kitchener

Listen in as personal stories and reflections from local people bring queer history to life in often moving and funny ways. ...

What was it like to be a gay man in the 70s?

How did supports for trans* people get organized in our region?

Which local rainbow organization is the longest continuously running LGBTQ organization in Ontario?

You’ve probably heard of the Stonewall Riots that started the LGBTQ rights movement in the States, but do you know about the Bathhouse Raids in Canada and how they sparked our LGBTQ rights movement? Hear from local people who were there, risking arrest to stand up to police brutality and government discrimination.

George Orwell once wrote, “The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” This film is a celebration of our community and the significant contributions we’ve made to LGBTQ organizing in Ontario. Join us as we listen to each other’s stories and learn what we were never taught in school.

Discrimination. Resilience. Courage. Community. Activism. Love.

DETAILS: Thursday January 9, 2013 Little Bean Coffee Bar, 417 King St. West, Kitchener 6:30-8:30pm, $5 or pay what you can All proceeds to benefit Spectrum, KW’s LGBTQ Community Centre

This is the Facebook EVENT page for the Premiere of the film "Rainbow Reflections":

This is the Facebook GROUP page for the film "Rainbow Reflections" itself:

The Grand River Rainbow Historical Society manages the Grand River Rainbow Historical Project, the website of which is located at

Femme Fatale Creations is a video production company specializing in meeting the media arts needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Find out more at