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Dr. Lee Airton

Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education, Graduate Faculty Dr. Lee Airton is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In 2012, they founded They Is My Pronoun, a Q+A-based blog about gender-neutral pronoun usage and user support with over 30,000 unique visitors in 2017 alone. Dr. Airton also the founder of the No Big Deal Campaign, a national social media initiative that helps people show support for transgender peoples' right to have their pronouns used. In recognition of their advocacy work, Dr. Airton received a 2017 Youth Role Model of the Year Award from the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Dr. Airton's first book, Gender – Your Guide: A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say and What to Do in the New Gender Culture (Adams Media, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster) offers practical steps for welcoming gender diversity in all areas of everyday life. With Dr. Susan Woolley, they are also the editor of Teaching About Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K-12 Classrooms (Canadian Scholars Press). Learn more about Dr. Airton’s work at leeairton.com.
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  • Jun 10 2021

    Episode 18: Dr. Lee Airton Makes Me Queer

    Gender and Sexuality Studies academic and writer Dr. Lee Airton talks stuffed bears named Poultry, massive lamps and educational unicorns. Warning: this episode features an INCREDIBLY intense edition of Queer, Queerer, Queerest.
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