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Calgary Pride Month and Issues of Homophobic Rhetoric

I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. These words we’ve heard spoken several times by celebrities and public figures in defense of controversial, homophobic tweets or statements they have made, and were then challenged on. What stands out to me about these comments is this notion of not being influenced by heterosexual, social […]

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LGBTQ Youth in Schools

As part of our Social Issues Discussion Series, we invited Tonya Callaghan, assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, to speak at the February session. She spoke about her research on sexual and gender minorities in schools. Homophobia in Schools   In her research, Tonya found that some students resisted institutionalized

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