‘How Social Policy Research Shapes the World You Live In’ Exhibition at the gallery@oxo
Super excited that my doctoral research and PrEP research with my colleagues (Timothy Hildebrandt and Leticia Bode) was featured in visual form in a unique exhibition at the gallery@oxo (January 10-20, 2019) organised by the Department of Social Policy at the LSE. Given the challenge of presenting academic research in a gallery space, we distilled our work into a series of provocative statements drawn from our findings in the style of marketing ads. The pieces (on this page) are entitled: “Without oil drilling…many LGBT NGOs in Canada wouldn’t survive” and “Where in England is PrEP?” You can still see the pieces up close in their permanent post-exhibition home in the main corridor of the LSE Department of Social Policy.
In the Guardian: “No more excuses: the NHS must fund the drug that stops people getting HIV”
"Success and Survival: Research on the Canadian LGBT Nonprofit Sector" @ the LGBT+ Philanthropy Summit
I was so honoured and excited to be the opening plenary session speaker for the LGBT+ Giving Network's fourth annual summit, Come Together: The LGBT+ Philanthropy Summit in Toronto. I presented preliminary findings from my doctoral research on:
Current LGBT nonprofit sector trends in Canada:
Government funding of LGBT organisations
Opportunities and challenges in developing philanthropy as a long-term funding strategy
The growing convergence between corporate donors and LGBT organisations
A possible future for LGBT organisations in Canada
Drawing upon my preliminary research findings, I engaged with a broader question that is of academic interest to me but is also becoming increasingly pertinent to LGBT organisations in Canada: As the dynamics of the LGBT sector change with a more inclusive society that is in large part the product of LGBT organisational efforts, where might LGBT organisations 'lose out' when they get what they want?