The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Community Leadership Residency Program as part of the inauguration of the Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL) in the fall of 2021. In its inaugural year, the program will provide two year-long residencies to community leaders and activists working on social and political problems affecting LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC lives and communities. The residents will work on a project of their choice that addresses social inequality in LGBTQ2S+ QTBIPOC communities. Applicants are also asked to participate in a variety of events, such as presentations, class visits, workshops, panels, and Centre meetings and are expected to be active members of the lab.
The current comunity leaders-in-residence for the 2022-2023 QTRL cohort are Alphonso King Jr. (AKA Jade Elektra or DJ Relentless) and Ellie Ade Kur