Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies


Improvisation within a Scene of Resource Constraint: Resource Mobilization, Corporate ‘Creep,’ and LGBTQ organizations in Post-same-sex Marriage in Canada

January 10th 2019 at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

“In this talk, I present preliminary doctoral findings from in-depth interviews conducted with LGBTQ organizations and their funders in Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto, through which I explore a larger question of how organizations survive when the space for their existence has changed. Using empirical and theoretical examples, I outline why we might expect the post-same-sex marriage environment to affect—even impact the survival of—LGBTQ service providers, advocacy groups, and professional associations. I discuss the sociopolitical implications of the way corporate donors increasingly channel the shape and direction of LGBTQ politics and representations in Canada—and sometimes to unexpected ends.”

Jessica Ng is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Social Policy at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Jessica is a graduate of the Canadian Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies programs at University College, University of Toronto.

Hosted by the Canadian Studies program at University College and the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

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