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Scholars and experts join host Thom Allison (director of Rent) in a conversation about Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ history, focusing on post-WW2 through to the present. Guests include Rev. Brent Hawkes, founder of Rainbow Faith and Freedom (an organization working to confront and decrease religious-based 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination worldwide), Raegan Swanson, Executive Director of The ArQuives (the preeminent archivists for 2SLGBTQ+ histories and resources in Canada) and Professor Patrizia Gentile from the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University.


Pride Week at Stratford Festival

Get ready for a series of events programmed around 2SLGBTQ+ topics, history, and insightful presentations with artists, scholars and speaking guests ready to share their expertise and experiences. Experts from Casey House, a Toronto-based specialty hospital providing care for those living with and at risk of HIV, scholars of Queer history in Canada, and prominent 2SLGBTQ+ advocates are some of the voices and perspectives coming to the Meighen Forum.