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Ten 2SLGBTQ+ news stories featuring FIFSW research


In honour of Pride month, we’ve compiled a list of just some of the news stories we published over the past couple years that highlight 2SLGBTQ+ research and advocacy by Factor-Inwentash faculty members and students.  

Visit the Sexual Gender and Diversity Office’s website to view upcoming Pride events at U of T.


Professor Shelley Craig, FIFSW

The New York Times highlights Shelley Craig’s research on the benefit of social media for 2SLGBTQ+ youth 

+Read more about Professor Craig’s research on social media use among 2SLGBTQ+youth


Group photo of Professor David Brennan, Dean Charmaine Williams, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, Michael Kwag, Director, CBRC, and Jack Lawrence, participant in the Investigaytors program. Posed in front of FIFSW's logo, flanked by Canadian flags. U of T banner to the left.

The Government of Canada Announces $2.8 million to support 2sLGBTQ+ Mental Health

+Learn about on FIFSW’s involvement in the federally funded research


Professor Shelley Craig and Assistant Professor & FIFSW alumnus Gio Iacono

The Social Work Speaks Out Project is helping social work schools create more positive learning environments for 2SLGBTQ+ students

+Gain insight into learning environments for 2SLGBTQ+ social work students and how they can improve


Three questions for PhD students whose research and work focuses on trans health and rights

+See what these insightful and inspiring PhD students have to say


Screenshot. Night in the woods. (Secret Lab & Infinite Fall, 2017)

Can video games and gaming communities enhance the wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ youth? Researchers at the International Partnership of Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) aim to find out

+Learn how gaming experiences can affect the wellbeing and identity development of 2SLGBTQ+ youth


Carmen Logie promotes arts-based methods for illuminating gender in community-based research

+Read Professor Logie’s advice regarding arts-based methods and exploring gender in community-based health research


The 2SHAWLS study foregrounds Indigenous knowledges and experiences to highlight the resilience of two-spirit men living long-term with HIV

+Learn more about the Two-spirit HIV/AIDS Wellness and Longevity Study


Everybody Hates Me Podcast: Professors Carmen Logie and David Brennan discuss “GB2M Stigma, HIV, Blood Donations Bans, Monkey Pox and Pride”

+Listen to Logie’s and Brennan’s conversation and check out more episodes from the podcast


The Canadian Foundation for Innovation highlights Shelly Craig’s work to support and empower 2SLGBTQ+ youth

+Read about Professor Craig’s efforts to improve the wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ youth


New research on the complex factors that shape COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among racialized sexual and gender minorities aims to build trust in the health-care system

+Read more about Peter A. Newman’s and Notisha Massaquoi’s research on the complex factors associated with vaccination decision-making amongst racialized 2SLGBTQ+ individuals


Stories compiled by Leah Burchill

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