The Religion in the Public Sphere initiative presents this forum, which considers the role that religion plays in the expression of gender and sexual diversity. How does religion shape sexual and gender identities? How do religious and cultural communities and Canadian values of assimilation and multiculturalism intersect to produce ambiguities, challenges and opportunities? The conversation will look at sexual and gender-based violence, negotiating queerness, and dating and multiculturalism.

FREE EVENT – BUT ENTRY BY TICKET ONLY. Get your tickets online at, where you can also find more background information on the topic.

Forum runs 5:00-7:00 p.m. After the forum wraps up, all audience members are welcome to join an informal reception with light refreshments.

(Event location: University College, St George campus)

Participants will include El-Farouk Khaki (lawyer and human rights activist) and Prof Momin Rahman (Sociology, Trent University).