York U expert available to comment on impact of the Trump presidency on LGBTQ issues   



TORONTO, November 11, 2016 – During Donald Trump’s campaign, he and his running partner Mike Pence spoke openly on their stance on LGBTQ issues and many fear the new administration may work to repeal some of the legislative progress made with the Marriage Equality Act and anti-discrimination laws.

Professor Sheila Cavanagh in the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is an expert in gender and sexuality studies and is available to comment on this issue with a focus on the following:

- Has Trump's negative rhetoric left an impact on the Canadian LGBTQ community?

- Will the Trump presidency impact the progress made on transgender rights or values?

- Will his leadership add to the stigma and fear in the transgender and LGBTQ communities?

- Can Trump's values impact how marriage equality is viewed?

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