Coming out is a very serious form of emotional labour, and the act of constantly having to reaffirm your sexuality to others (and yourself) can have serious effects on your mental health.
The journey of unlearning and learning is one that is very long, and that will include a lot of ups and downs, but it’s really important that you listen to folks that are affected by it, and kind of follow their lead.
But if universities want to wear the badge of assisting non-status immigrants, they must consider the very real barriers that their advertised benefits may pose.
The more I delved into this case, the more I realized that, in truth, anyone could be the next Hassan Diab. Under Canada’s current extradition system, it really is that easy for our government to send you to a foreign country to face charges for which the country has little to no reliable evidence.
There are several obvious reasons to focus on homelessness among young people. One important aspect is that youth homelessness is a leading indicator of homelessness throughout a person’s life.