After struggling with his sexuality and mental health in his youth, arts alum Alex Sangha strives to create safe spaces for the South Asian LGBTQ+ community as a social worker, counsellor, filmmaker and activist.
Find out about the work Harlan does to combat gender violence and elevate the status of people in the Two-Spirit community.
Tanysha Klassen wants to help others navigate the challenges of gender identity.
Content warnings for mentions of violence and transphobia. When I think of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a lot of feelings arise. As someone who is transgender, it’s a very sensitive topic, and I tend to get overwhelmed trying to discuss it. While I have not faced physical violence for being myself, and I do not wish to experience it, every attack against others who are transgender can feel very personal when you are trans as well. It’s especially difficult when those around you do not understand why you feel so strongly… Read More
Douglas student Christen McDonald describes her experience coming out.
“we built an LGBTQ community on campus and we even had lessons. The first lesson I got to teach I went absolutely bonkers about gender, and everyone loved it!”