Monthly Archives: May 2012

IDAHOT!

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, also known as IDAHOT.  IDAHOT was started in 2005 and is organized by a Paris-based committee led by French academic and activist Louis-Georges Tin.  May 17 was chosen in commemoration … Continue reading

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Mental Health Week

May 7-13, 2012 is Mental Health Week! The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week takes place annually in the beginning of May.  This week is recognized nationally as an opportunity to open up discussions around mental health and “to … Continue reading

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The ex-gay movement

Last month psychiatrist Robert Spitzer publicly retracted his 2001 study on the success of ex-gay therapy.  The controversial study claimed that “highly motivated gay and lesbian people could change their sexual orientation”.  In his retraction Spitzer admitted that early critiques of … Continue reading

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