Are you an LGBTQ+ elder with a story to tell? Sign up for this New West program

Elders in the LGBTQ2S+ community are invited to tell their stories in an upcoming workshop program.

Allan Morgan, the current artist in residence at Massey Theatre, is leading a second round of Tell Us a Story No One Told You, a free storytelling workshop program for LGBTQ+ elders.

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No writing or storytelling experience is required. Through weekly meetings and writing prompts, participants will write their stories and share them over the course of the program, running Saturdays from Jan. 18 to March 28.

“We live in a time and a country where the GLBTQ2 community enjoy freedoms and rights commensurate with the rest of society in almost all ways,” said a press release. “The generation that worked so hard to make this happen is singular in the history of the world. Born into a world where their love was classified as a mental illness by medical authorities, despised and ridiculed by media, press and society, they have nonetheless trudged steadily forward towards a better day which we now enjoy.”

Tell Us a Story No One Told You began as a way of hearing and recording their individual stories “so that they may serve as evidence of that struggle, and effort, and of the love that all of it was for,” said the release.

It’s free. If you want to take part, email julian@masseytheatre.com.

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