Minority groups often face steep barriers and ingrained prejudices in politics, says organizer
Lucas Power, Senior Writer, CBC News (February 10, 2018) - As Toronto's municipal election draws nearer, LGBT residents looking to run for office met on Saturday to get a crash-education in the rough and tumble world of political campaigns and life in the public eye.
February 9, 2018 - Being a politician is a challenging job. Add on discrimination from some people, and it gets even harder. Two queer men in our city are holding an event to encourage LGBTQ people to run for election.
Rob Salerno (September 8, 2014) - By all measures, Canada is a model of acceptance of LGBT people and enjoys an enviable history of openly gay and lesbian people holding elected office. Yet despite our legal equality, LGBT people can still face barriers when running for office, according to a new organization that aims to help queer political candidates overcome obstacles to entering politics.