Welcome to the Queer Joy Research Hub

Dominant narratives about 2SLGBTQ+ communities focus on how our lives are marked by depair and tragedy. While there are serious struggles 2SLGBTQ+ communities endure, many of us have found immense joy in sexual and romantic relationships with other 2SLGBTQ+ people, not to mention refuge from cis-heterosexuality (and its gendered violence).  

The Queer Sexual Joy Project, a collaboration with Egale Canada, has now wrapped. This project aimed to better understand 2SLGBTQ+ people's experiences of sexual joy, as well as how to best promote sexual health and reduce gendered violence through education, particularly via understanding of consent. Reports and a zine can be found here.

A new, SSHRC-funded project titled The Queer Joy! Project has commenced with co-investigator Dr. Casey Burkholder. A call for participants for a 2-day Fredericton event can be found on the Hub's Instagram here

To keep updated on this project and other related research, please feel free to connect on social media and/or sign up for the Queer Joy listerv on the "Listerv" tab of the website. 

-Dr. JJ Wright (she/they) 

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, MacEwan University

Email: jj.wright@macewan.ca  Twitter: JessicaW_Tweets  Web: www.jessica-wright.ca