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I can fully be myself: Windsor-Essex Catholic’s first GSA conference

Mar 14, 2017 | No Comments
I can fully be myself: Windsor-Essex Catholic’s first GSA conference

“This is the first time I’ve come out as queer and can fully be myself.” I hold onto these words from a student who recently shared at Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board’s first GSA conference, WEshine. It was a day to support and celebrate more than 100 LGBTQ+ students and allies across the board. […]

Huffington Post: from tears of shame to proudly existing at my first Pride

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments
Huffington Post: from tears of shame to proudly existing at my first Pride

Imagine this: you’re on Church Street for your first Pride and find yourself crying in a sea of people, “I don’t want to be gay.” Let’s just say I had a lot of internalized homophobia to work through and I’ve come a long way. Going to my first Pride in Toronto helped me see what […]

Catholic educators stand in solidary with LGBTQ+ students

May 31, 2016 | 3 Comments
Catholic educators stand in solidary with LGBTQ+ students

Imagine this: you go to an all-girls Catholic high school and you identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Maybe you’re out or perhapsĀ it’s something you’re too afraid to say out loud right now. Before the keynote speaker goes on, your chaplain and six other teachers and youth workers are standing at the front of the atrium. […]