Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Gender and Sexualities Alliance

About

Queen’s Faculty of Education GSA (Gender and Sexualities Alliance) is a group that is facilitated by Education faculty members, graduate students, and teacher candidates. The group provides a space for sharing and community by hosting social events, as well as supporting community initiatives.

The GSA meets at the beginning of the academic year in September to discuss what goals and events the group envisions for the year, and then plans one event for GSA members during each B.Ed. on-campus period (when all of our members are in Kingston). Past events have included BBQs, potlucks, bowling, karaoke, and more. The GSA also coordinates the annual Faculty of Education Queer Prom for local gender and sexual minority youth.

The GSA has a private group on Facebook called “Queen’s Faculty of Education GSA” where GSA events, local queer events, and relevant LGBTQIA2S+ news and resources are updated.

Link to Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2052895751665989.

To be added to the GSA email Listserv, contact Alex Amodeo a.amodeo@queensu.ca 

 

Past Events

Faculty of Education GSA attends Kingston Pride Parade 2019Detail of GSA Sponsor Dr. Lee Airton at Pride Parade 2019 marching with the Faculty of Education GSAFaculty of Education GSA attends Kingston Pride Parade 2019

Faculty of Education GSA attends Kingston Pride Parade 2019

Faculty of Education GSA and KTown Youth Pride Council collaborate to paint a large mural for a photobooth at the 2019 Queer Prom for youth

Faculty of Education GSA and KTown Youth Pride Council collaborate to paint a large mural for a photobooth at the 2019 Queer Prom for youth

Queerantine prom posterQueerantine prom posterQueerantine prom posterQueer karaoke

Posters for past events: Queer Prom 2020, 2019, Zoom welcome and watch party for incoming teacher candidates, Queer Karaoke

 

Community Support

student writing positive message on gsa posteram I an ally? poster

"Are you an ally? Today, #QueensEduc remembers and honours transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence. Sign the banner on student street. We are inviting those who sign to think of signing their name not just as a showing of support, but also as a commitment to better understanding trans issues and letting that show in our actions day-to-day”

 

Research Corner 

Queen’s faculty & grad students are hard at work on papers, projects, thesis, initiatives, and more that benefit different parts of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Faculty leader involved in the GSA Lee Airton poses with poster outside their office

 

Contact

For a faculty leader please contact Lee Airton (they/them) lee.airton@queensu.ca

For a student leader please contact Kel Martin (they/them or he/him) 17krm6@queensu.ca

Please contact Alex Amodeo (she/her) a.amodeo@queensu.ca to get added to the Listserv/mailing list for GSA updates