International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Breakfast – Tickets on sale now

March 1, 2018

Support QMUNITY at the 14th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) breakfast, presented by Vancity and a benefit for QMUNITY.

May 17 at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Doors open at 6:45 am.

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Since 2012, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia breakfast attracts an enthusiastic crowd of community, business, and political leaders. IDAHOT continues to hold a place of prominence on Vancouver’s community calendar. With an official proclamation from the City of Vancouver, movers and shakers from many different organizations, corporations, and sectors celebrate and commit to the life-changing work QMUNITY undertakes.

Keynote Speaker: Mary Bryson

Title: Awkward Choreographies from Cancer’s Margins 

Dr. Bryson will share findings from the Cancer’s Margins project (www.lgbtcancer/ca) – the first nationally-funded, nation-wide Canadian research study designed to advance our understanding of how minority sexuality and/or gender shape cancer health experiences and knowledge access, and the mobilization of both biographical and biomedical knowledge in health and in treatment decision-making that is medically and culturally competent.

Dr. Mary K. Bryson is Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation and Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. Dr. Bryson chairs the UBC Vice-Presidential Trans, Two-Spirit and Gender Diversity Task Force and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Global Education Initiative. They are the recipient of multiple awards for their interdisciplinary scholarship, including most recently, the American Educational Research Association Significant Body of Research award and a Senior Fellowship at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.


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