Student Association LGBTQ Rep. to chair provincial queer and trans student group
Sheldon Mortimore, the Student Association (SA) of George Brown College’s LGBTQ representative, was elected as the queer and trans students constituency group chair for the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O).
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“This year I feel we are shining light on racialized queer and trans student issues,” said Mortimore. “Spreading awareness by helping others understand what that looks like, and what they can do to support these students who have intersectional experiences.”
Mortimore was elected by student union representatives from across Ontario at the CFS-O’s Annual General Meeting on Aug. 20.
Mortimore’s key responsibility is to chair the biannual provincial meetings where he aims to raise awareness for mental health issues for queer and trans students as well as highlighting the voices of racialized queer and trans students.
Being from George Brown means Mortimore is easily accessible to queer and trans students at the college. He encouraged students from the queer and trans community to say hello to him and said that he looks forward to being a voice for queer and trans students across Ontario.
CFS-O is part of the Canadian Federation of Students, a national student union formed in 1981. According to its website, CFS-O has more than 35 union locals across Ontario.