To honour LGBT month, the turbulent experiences of identifying service men and women are acknowledged, while the paranoia surrounding their service are debunked. The accession of prospective nations into the Alliance raises the question of whether the LGBT inclusion status of a nation is a factor worth considering for membership. And if it should be, can religious affiliation influence the security and defence commitments of NATO members?
A Culture of Shame: Exploring LGBT Abuses in Chechnya
Farah Bogani explores the severity of LGBT abuses in Chechnya and whether Russia will launch an effective investigation.
Somewhere over the rainbow? The need for better inclusion of LGBTQ Officers in Canadian Policing
Somewhere over the rainbow? LGBTQ police officers are a notoriously under-researched demographic, especially in Canada. Grace Lee discusses how Canadian policing is including LGBTQ officers today.
Do ask, do tell: LGBTQ inclusion and sexualized culture in the army (Part 2)
LGBTQ inclusion in the army, are we there yet? In the part 2 of this series, Mégane Visette discusses the findings and measures of the Deschamps’s report on sexual assault in the military, and the potential of gender awareness courses in the military.
Do ask, Do tell: LGBTQ inclusion and sexualized culture in the army (Part I)
We came a long way to include LGBTQs in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), how did we get there and are we there yet? In the first part of this article about LGBTQ inclusion in the army, Mégane Visette analyzes the development of a more gender inclusive military culture in Canada and the US.
Transgender Rights in Canada: An Uphill Battle
How far have Canadians progressed in terms of transgender rights? Rachel Glowinsky examines the recent “bathroom” debate and the challenges that transgender Canadians face today.