Now in its 9th edition, the Montréal Pride festival will be held from August 10 to 16, 2015. (Source: Montréal Pride)
“Though stress is universal, LGBT individuals must struggle with a few stresses unique to our community. Furthermore, experiences differ along gender lines and cis/trans status. Awareness and reduction of these detrimental forces are essential, but not all stress is avoidable. There is an increasing body of research on resilience factors in general, and specifically for members of the LGBT community.”
- Dr. Richard Montoro
Expert: Dr. Richard Montoro. Assistant Professor of psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and psychiatrist at Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre.
Expertise: He’s one of the Montréal Pride 2015 Grand Marshals. His work focuses primarily on the mental health care of LGBT people and those who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. To this end, he co-founded the McGill University Sexual Identity Centre (MUSIC) in 1999, the only academic centre of its kind in Canada.
Contact: richard.montoro [at] mcgill.ca. Dr. Montoro answers in English and French.
Conference : Dr Montoro will give the conference « Bien-être et résilience dans les communautés LGBT » (in French) Monday August 10 at 7 :00 PM at Hôtel Gouverneur Place Dupuis (1415 Saint-Hubert Street). More info (p.37).
“Montréal Pride invites us to celebrate the substantial social and legal progress made by the LGBTQ community in Quebec and elsewhere – the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage decision will be fresh in many minds. But we also need to keep in mind the remaining work, including the legal challenges still facing trans people here in Quebec.”
- Robert Leckey
Expert: Robert Leckey, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University. He’s also William Dawson Scholar and director of Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law.
Expertise: Robert Leckey conducts research in constitutional law, family law, and comparative law. He is editor of a collection entitled After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship (2015). Ongoing research interests include the regulation of adult conjugality, relations between parents and children, and the relationship between public and private regulation of intimacy.
Contact: robert.leckey [at] mcgill.ca. 514-398-4148. Prof. Leckey is available from August 2nd to August 16th. He answers in English and French.
Expert: Bertrand Lebouché, MD, Assistant Professor in family medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University and at McGill University Health Centre
Expertise: Dr. Lebouché’s research centres on the impact of new pharmacological treatments and strategies of care on the daily lives of HIV or HCV-infected patients, focussing on how patients experience, understand and use them, and are active participants in their care. He works with Réjean Thomas, MD, of the Actuel sur rue medical clinic.
Contact: bertrand.lebouche [at] gmail.com. Dr Lebouché answers questions in English and French.
Photo credit: Fierté Montréal