Okanagan QueerStory Podcast
An Interview with Wilbur Turner

An Interview with Wilbur Turner

February 17, 2022
Wilbur Turner (he/him) grew up during the 60s and 70s in rural Alberta “in a time when gay wasn't a word you heard.” His upbringing in a conservative Christian cult made it impossible for him to recognize his sexuality, and was eventually ostracized by some of his own family and the church when he finally came out after 18 years of marriage. His coming out experience led him to volunteer work in the LGBT2Q+ community; after moving to Kelowna in 2011, he took on the role of President with Kelowna Pride. Wilbur played a key role in taking a small Pride March with a few dozen in attendance, to the festival with thousands in attendance in 2019. He would also become the President of Fierté Canada Pride, an organization of member prides across Canada. His first experience of the queer community in the Okanagan was in being a guest at The Flags B&B as far back as the mid 1990's which he fondly reminisces about in this podcast.
An Interview with James Sieben

An Interview with James Sieben

March 30, 2021

Donna Langille interviews James Sieben. James (he/they) is a twenty year old trans man from Kelowna, BC. He is the former Director of Transgender Community Development for Kelowna Pride Society, current President of the Okanagan Juniors Ultimate Club, and current Secretary for the Kelowna Ultimate Players Society. He is studying Emergency and Security Management at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He became involved in trans activism upon coming out in 2019 and is passionate about trans representation in sports, protection for trans youth and trans women of colour, and public education initiatives.

An Interview with Taysha Jarrett

An Interview with Taysha Jarrett

December 10, 2020

Donna Langille, host of Okanagan QueerStory podcast, interviews her co-producer, Taysha Jarrett. Taysha is the founder of the Kelowna Rainbow Women group, Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns, Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT, and an author of LGBTQ romantic fiction. Taysha reveals her inspiration for creating the podcast and her hopes for what it will accomplish for the Kelowna 2SLGBTQIA+ community. 

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