Andrea Houston is a Toronto journalist, human rights advocate and community organizer. As a journalist, she has covered a range of issues affecting LGBTQ people on local, provincial, national and international levels. She has written for the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, Ricochet, the Peterborough Examiner, and Xtra, Canada’s gay and lesbian news. More recently, she worked for Ontario’s first LGBTQ critic, MPP Cheri DiNovo at Queen’s Park, creating legislation to make the province safer and more accepting for queer and trans people.
In June 2015, Bill 77 passed in the Ontario legislature, most notably banning called conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth, a first in Canada.
Andrea has a journalism diploma from Humber College and an honours degree in English and theatre from York University.
Representations of gender and sexual minorities in history, politics and activism, particularly how queerness intersects with racism, geopolitics and human rights.
NNS 410 – Queer Media
York University, English
Humber College Journalism