Queer is in the Eye of the Newcomer: A Community Tour

On May 3rd 2009, four queer youth with refugee/immigrant experience led a walking tour through Toronto’s Gay Village for over 100 participants! The walk, Queer is in the Eye of the Newcomer, was a collaboration between Supporting Our Youth’s EXPRESS program for young queer and trans newcomers, and Jane’s Walks, an annual extravaganza of free walking tours. The tours are a tribute to urban activist Jane Jacobs and bring people together to discuss the culture, history and politics of neighborhoods. Youth guides shared stories and advice about leaving their home countries and finding support in a new city.

We filmed the testimonies and created this recreation of the walk - click below.