Media Releases

Toronto Pride Week

June 20, 2013

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on Toronto Pride Week 2013 (June 21 – 30).

Faith and politics in Canada and U.S.
Gay (homosexual)/lesbian/bisexual/transgender rights and activism (Canada, US, Europe)
Muslim communities in North America
Public school recognition of sexual diversity
Religious right organizing in Canada, US
Same-sex relationship recognition 

David Rayside
Professor
St.George Campus
University College
Faculty of Arts and Science
Office: 416-978-8087
david.rayside@utoronto.ca
www.davidrayside.ca

Alcohol issues (liquor licensing)
Gay (homosexual) rights
Sexual orientation and the law
Sexuality and criminal law
Urban order issues, bylaw enforcement 

Mariana Valverde
Professor
St.George Campus
Woodsworth College
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
Office: 416-978-6438, ext. 229
m.valverde@utoronto.ca

Cultural history and psychiatry
Gay (homosexual) and lesbian health
Gay and lesbian health
HIV-AIDS psychiatry
Medical humanities
Narrative medicine
Physician, medical student and resident health 

Allan Peterkin
Associate Professor
St.George Campus
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Office: 416-586-4800 x3204
allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca

Education, Curriculum, and Policy
Filipinos and Asians in Canada and the United States
Immigration and Globalization
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
Race, Ethnicity, and Visible Minority 

Roland Sintos Coloma
Associate Professor
St.George Campus
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Office: 416-978-0462
roland.coloma@utoronto.ca

Embodiment and the Arts
Equity and Social Justice Education
Ethical Dilemmas in Schools
Queer Teacher-Student Pedagogical Relationships 

Vanessa Russell
William Waters Teacher in Residence in Urban Education (OISE)
St.George Campus
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Department of Curriculum,Teaching and Learning
Office: 416-978-0181
vanessa.russell@utoronto.ca

Gay (homosexual) men’s health
HIV/AIDS 

Brian M. Cornelson
Assistant Professor
St.George Campus
Department of Family and Community Medicine
b.cornelson@utoronto.ca
NOTE: email only

Family law censorship, pornography, freedom of expression
Feminism
Gay and lesbian legal issues, same sex couples
Gay and lesbian legal issues, same sex couples, same sex marriage
Legal regulation of adult relationships
Sexuality and the law, women and the law
Brenda Cossman
Professor
St. George Campus
Faculty of Law
Office: 416-978-6658
b.cossman@utoronto.ca
NOTE: email only

Bioethics
Ethics
Moral issues pertaining to organ transplants, stem cell research, euthanasia, palliative care
Political/moral issues regarding the Catholic Church
Sexual diversity issues (homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual) from a Catholic perspective
Moira McQueen
Professor
St.George Campus
Department of Religion
moira.mcqueen@utoronto.ca
NOTE: email only (in Italy)

Language and gender, and sexual orientation: perception of sexual orientation from recorded speech; gay/lesbian/straight/bisexual/transgender speech
Language and Marketing: linguistic evaluation of brand names
Psycholinguistics: language comprehension and production processes in adults, language acquisition in children
Psycholinguistics: language comprehension and production processes, role of working memory in comprehension 

Ron Smyth
Associate Professor
St.George Campus
Department of Linguistics
smyth@utsc.utoronto.ca
NOTE: email only (in Argentina)

-30-

For more information, contact:

University of Toronto media relations
Tel: 416-978-0100
media.relations@utoronto.ca