The Change Room Project is a tri-campus exhibition that amplifies the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students in locker rooms and change rooms—some of the very spaces where they often go unheard.
Excerpted from interviews with 54 University of Toronto students, the project is an extension of Professor Caroline Fusco’s research on locker room culture and barriers to participation in sport and recreation for LGBTQ students.
In addition to being underrepresented, people who are gender non-conforming and/or identify as a member of the LGBTQ community face higher rates of violence and harassment in locker room spaces.
By placing LGBTQ voices at the centre of the conversation, we hope to build awareness and foster dialogue around equity, encouraging behaviours and attitudes in locker rooms that are more inclusive, compassionate, and aware – efforts that are aligned with U of T’s commitment to safer, more supportive spaces, and improved physical and mental health for all.
Past Exhibit Locations
Hart House Fitness Centre, U of T St. George
Athletics Centre, U of T St. George
Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, U of T St. George
Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, at U of T Mississauga
University of Toronto Scarborough
Delivered in Partnership
Hart House, Pride House Toronto, IGNITE, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Sexual Gender Diversity Office of U of T, Wonder Inc., The Athletics Centre, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, University of Toronto Scarborough and the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre UTM.
Generous Sponsorship provided by Astley Gilbert Ltd.
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