Sociometry of Oppressions

A great activity to get participants active and exploring the concept of intersectionality as it impacts our daily life and sense of who we are.

Heterosexual Questionnaire

This questionnaire plays with common perceptions of LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ people, helping us understand some of the less obvious elements of heterosexual privilege.


Getting a group engaged in activities can sometimes be hard without first giving people a chance to meet, engage, and build trust in one another. Icebreaker activities are a great way to start that process.

Safe Space Protocol

Creating and maintaining safer space is a job for everyone, but especially those working in GSAs or safer space groups. Learn more about how to do this here.

Nik Redman

Nik Redman is an artist, activist, and community worker who was born in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in both Barbados and Canada.

He is a member of the GBQ Trans Men's Working Group, the Ontario Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance, Toronto's Prisoners Justice Action Committee, the Trans Fathers 2B Parenting Course Project Team, and the MaBwana Community Advisory Committee, which is a Black/African/Caribbean MSM research project. Redman is also one of four online facilitators for the province-wide HIV/AIDS-themed Stop Stigma campaign.

Eli Clare

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare happily lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written a book of essays Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (South End Press, 1999, 2009) and a collection of poetry The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion (Homofactus Press, 2007) and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies.

Aya Kamikawa

Aya Kamikawa (born 1968 in Tokyo) is a Tokyo municipal official. She is the first transsexual person to be elected to office in Japan. She was elected in April 2003. Kamikawa, a 35-year-old writer, submitted her election application papers with a blank space for "sex". Running as an independent under huge media attention, she won her four-year term seat, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.

Shabnam Mausi

Shabnam Mausi is the first transgender Indian or hijra to be elected to public office. She was an elected member of the Madhya Pradesh State Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2003 (Hijras were granted voting rights in 1994 in India). Shabnam Mausi was elected from the Sohagpur constituency in Madhya Pradesh state's Shahdol district.


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