Jessica Fields, a Bonham Centre Steering Committee member and the director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society at UTSC, co-authored this insightful article about the research she and her colleagues have been doing on the impacts of COVID-19 on queer people’s experiences during the pandemic.
“Like much of Canada, many queer people have spent the last year at home, trying to keep safe in a world marked by risk and uncertainty.
For some queer people, time at home has meant time away from communities and friends who recognize and support their gender and sexual identities.
For others, time at home has brought opportunities to build new queer communities online — communities that offer a sense of belonging and recognition. Our team of student and faculty researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough surveyed 366 queer people about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.”