Documentary shines spotlight on experience of LGBT Inuit | Toronto Star

Documentary shines spotlight on experience of LGBT Inuit | Toronto Star:

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“The film makes clear that many believe one legacy of colonialism in the territory has been homophobia. Prior to the growing influence of the church in the 1950s, which occurred in tandem with a federal program of forced relocation of Inuit communities, many say that polygamous marriages and same-sex relationships were accepted in Inuit culture.

“I’ve talked with elders and they’ve told me that traditionally (gay sexuality) happened,” says Komangapik.”