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Pride Week: Queer History in Canada



Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre
Saturday, June 10, 2023
10:30 a.m. to noon
Pride Week

Get ready for a series of events programmed around 2SLGBTQ+ topics, history, and insightful presentations with artists, scholars and speaking guests ready to share their expertise and experiences. Experts from Casey House, a Toronto-based specialty hospital providing care for those living with and at risk of HIV, scholars of Queer history in Canada, and prominent 2SLGBTQ+ advocates are some of the voices and perspectives coming to the Meighen Forum.

Queer History in Canada

Scholars and experts join host Thom Allison (director of Rent) in a conversation about Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ history, focusing on post-WW2 through to the present. Guests include Rev. Brent Hawkes, founder of Rainbow Faith and Freedom (an organization working to confront and decrease religious-based 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination worldwide), Raegan Swanson, Executive Director of the ArQuives (the preeminent archivists for 2SLGBTQ+ histories and resources in Canada) and Professo Patrizia Gentile from the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University. 

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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