HOPE

The Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Sexual and Gender Minority People

Health Outcome Promotion & Engagement

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HOPEconducts community-engaged, interdisciplinary research to understand and promote the health of people who identify as members of a sexual or gender minority community. Our research studies the health of people who identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian, queer, pansexual, asexual, and other sexual minority people; and the health of trans, genderqueer, non-binary, and other gender minority people, including Indigenous peoples, Black people and people of colour. 

Turning research into concrete action
for our communities

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access are guiding principles underpinning both the Strategic Research Plan and our Centre. HOPE will increase Toronto Metropolitan's research capacity to both understand and address the inequities and exclusion experienced by sexual and gender minorities. We also see diversity in all of its facets and complexities, and will encourage research examining the intersectional effects of structural violence, including racism, patriarchy, sexism, classism, poverty, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, and citizenship discrimination, on the experiences of health outcomes of sexual and gender minorities. Our research and training are on health and well-being, including the promotion of sexual, mental, and physical health among diverse sexual and gender minorities, including sexual minority people who are living with HIV and other stigmatizing conditions.