SPECTRUM is working to become a safer and more relevant space for Black, Indigenous, and racialized 2SLGBTQ+ people. One of the projects we are working on is creating a series of short educational videos that explore the intersections of 2SLGBTQ+ and Black, Indigenous, and racialized people. 

We are seeking approximately 12 volunteers who are willing to be interviewed on video to share their lived experience as Black, Indigenous, and racialized 2SLGBTQ+ people. The interviews will be wide-ranging and topics may include Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer identities, anti-racism, white supremacy, colonization, history, coming out, intersectionality, homo/bi/transphobia, and more. Here is an example of a previous video we created about race and intersectionality.

The content will be used for a variety of purposes including use in our Rainbow Diversity Training sessions, and for sharing on social media and our website. We hope that it will be shared outside our community as well and that other organizations and individuals will use these videos to learn and improve.

  • Each interview will take approximately 60-90 minutes.
  • Interviewees will need to sign a waiver giving SPECTRUM permission to use the video content.
  • Interviewees need to be aged 18+.
  • Interviewees need to be residents (or former residents) of Waterloo Region (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the townships).
  • Interviewees will receive an honorarium of $100 as thanks for their participation.
  • Filming will take place at Skylight Productions 900 Guelph St Suite 306, Kitchener, ON N2H 5Z6
  • Filming will take place in the afternoons/evenings of October 13th, and 14th, and during the day on Saturday October 15th. You will need to be available on one of those dates.

If you are interested in participating please connect with us at info@ourspectrum.com and provide the following:

  1. Name and pronouns
  2. Your age
  3. Film yourself reading the paragraph below 
  4. Attach the video to your email or provide a link where we can download the video from a Dropbox, Google Drive, or similar

Script for Submission Video

SPECTRUM is Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space. Their vision is of an inclusive community where all 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are welcomed, celebrated, and supported as their authentic selves. Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission, to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.


Video, WAGE Grant

SPECTRUM offers a safe place where LGBTQ2+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports.