April 2, 2023 is the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on Vriend v. Alberta.
This historic decision paved the way for equality for Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ community.
Written and directed by Darrin Hagen, this project has been 18 months in the making.
The story is told using more than a dozen in-depth interviews with key figures who participated in securing equality for sexual and gender minorities in Canada.
This includes interviews with Delwin Vriend; his legal counsel Sheila Greckol and Doug Stollery; community activists Kristopher Wells, Michael Phair and Murray Billet; and former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci to name a few.
You can find new episodes weekly at thewellendowedpodcast.com or subscribe to The Well Endowed Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and everywhere else you get your podcasts from.
*NOTE: The terms “Queer and Trans” and “sexual and gender minorities” are used in this series to refer to the 2SLGBTQI+ community as a whole. We acknowledge the great diversity within this community, and you can find more information about this here.
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EPISODE IMAGE: Delwin Vriend visiting Edmonton for a Queer History Bus Tour hosted by the Edmonton Queer History Project. CREDIT: JoAnne Pearce