intersectionality

January 30, 2019
  In Ontario, as in the rest Canada, the story of HIV highlights existing fractures and inequalities. Although it’s been almost four decades since the first cases of what would become known as HIV were diagnosed, the illness continues to be an issue of concern. The impact of HIV is felt across race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and age.   In Ontario, HIV hits some communities harder than others. Men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and racialized populations continue to be disproportionately affected. In 2016, the Public Health Agency of Canada estimated that...
November 19, 2017
 by Iris Robin Community Educator        I don’t know anyone who hasn’t struggled with their body image and I’m no different. When I was younger, it wasn’t just about weight and appearance; it was related to figuring out my sexual orientation, not being comfortable with my assigned gender, and being a person of colour in a world that privileges white people. With such high numbers of youth reporting dissatisfaction with their bodies, it’s important to bear in mind that body image problems might look different in LGBT youth from diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a society that told me that my...