Erica Lenti is a Toronto-based freelance journalist who covers mental health, LGTBQ and women’s issues.
Anyone with a cervix should be screened to prevent cervical cancer, but the latest data shows that less than two-thirds of lesbians surveyed had received a Pap smear in the previous three years. What’s going on?
Canadian Blood Services has proposed plans to reduce the abstinence requirement for gay men to donate blood from five years to one. But should they do more?
Ontario’s plan to open up the overburdened sex reassignment surgery referral process threatens to create an even larger bottleneck at the only nearby institution that offers the surgeries themselves.
Not disclosing an HIV-positive status to a sexual partner has been punishable by law in Canada since 1998—a law that activists say disproportionately affects marginalized groups.
Some homeless youth still refuse to go to shelters for fear of discrimination. But will Canada’s first LGBTQ-specific shelter change that?