From Redneck to Rainbow: The Rights & Freedoms of LGBTQ+ Youth

The City of Grande Prairie Youth Council did not agree with Bill 10 which was introduced in 2014 in Alberta, Canada. It stated that a school could turn away a student who wished to start a Gender Sexuality Alliance Club. They collaborated with their sister city youth councils, Calgary & Edmonton, coaching each other to go in front of their City Councils in order to ask for support in the amendment of the Bill. Collaborating with C.I.A Solutions they learned the art of documentary film making over a period of two years. They were determined for youth voices to be heard. This is their story.

  • Truelee Love
  • Cara Jones
    Yesterdays News, Hot Docs, 2007
  • Cara Jones
    Yesterdays News, Hot Docs, 2007
  • Grande Prairie Youth Council
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV Digital
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  • Student Project:
  • Grande Prairie Live Theatre: Private Function
    Grande Prairie
    May 4, 2017
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Truelee Love

Truelee Love is a recent graduate of Charles Spencer High School in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She is the first member of her family to achieve this goal and will be starting her undergraduate degree in September of 2017. An accomplished activist for human rights and education Truelee has won awards for her volunteer work, is a keynote presenter and recently spoke on stage at a We Day concert for Free the Children and Me to We.

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Director Statement

If we let fear and resistance stand in our way nothing will change.