BCAG Awards, honouring sexual diversity activists in Indigenous communities, highlighted in Metro

“As Canada marks its 150th year anniversary, U of T’s centre for sexual diversity studies is putting a spotlight on four people whose work has helped drive conversations about LGBTQ issues among Indigenous groups across the country.”

Since 2008, the Bonham Centre Awards have recognized authors, community advocates and athletes who advance broader views on sexuality acceptance and tolerance.

“Let’s talk about people who were here before the Canada 150 narrative even began,” said the centre’s director Brenda Cossman, noting Indigenous Two-Spirit, queer, trans and gay people predate colonial settlers.”

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