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Recent Works

What my dad’s coming out taught me about my own identity. Xtra. June 8, 2020.

Do anti-bullying days really help LGBTQ2 youth? Xtra. April 8, 2020.

Book Review: I Promise. ETFO Voice. Winter 2019.

This is why young children need to explore gender identity in the classroom. Today’s Parent. August 23, 2019.

Why social conservatives keep talking about ‘parental rights’. Xtra. May 16, 2019.

Flamingo Rampant. ETFO Voice. Spring 2019 (Publication of Elementary Teachers of Ontario).

When abuse and bullying are normalized. Xtra. December 10, 2018

Homophobia and the Sex Ed CurriculumToronto Teacher. Volume 6, Number 1. 2016. (Publication of Elementary Teachers of Toronto Local of ETFO).

WORLDPRIDE 2014: How We Got Here. LIVING TORONTO. June 11, 2014.


My Back Pages

some old features that hold up well

Jonathan Kozol Interview “Of course I write with a subjective bias.” Writer’s Digest magazine. Cincinnati: May 1997.

An Easy Lesson Our Times magazine. Toronto: March 1995.

Pop Goes Education: No Choice For A New Generation of Students,The Toronto Board of Education has granted Pepsi-Cola exclusive vending-machine rights in the city’s schools, in return for $1.14 million.Our Times magazine. Toronto: June/July 1994.

Interview with author Jonathan Kozol “We should deal with injustice because it’s not just, not because it’s expensive.” The Progressive magazine. Madison: December 1991.


Other Publications

books & guides

Confronting Reality Without Compromising Principles: A Community Guide To Workfare. Toronto: Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto, 1996.

Clear Lines: How to compose and design clear language documents for the workplace. Toronto: Frontier College Press, 1991.

journal articles

Peer Tutoring in Vocational Literacy Skills. Toronto: TESL Canada Journal, v7 n2 p66-74 Mar 1990

Volunteer Peer Tutoring: Human Values and Practical Considerations. Toronto: TESL Talk, v20 n1 p330-40 1990


Other Media

talking to microphones and cameras

“I was occupying this funny space as an ally from the sidelines, unintentionally. And I think that happens to bi people in relationships with different sex partners: we end up hiding in plain sight when we don’t mean to.”— Xtra (@dailyxtra) September 19, 2018