Submitted by Liz on Aug, 28
Toronto made me Gay: Liz's Story
I didn't have a sense of community until I moved to Toronto at age 20. I don't really have a huge connection to Massachusetts as I was thrust into this new city to determine who I am and what I want to do with my life. I didn't understand there was value in my own identity to other people. I didn't think it was important. I did this all myself, I was completely independent with few people I knew in the city. The combination of being new in school, being new in the city made it happen for me. The city I came from was very white and very straight. I felt like I was moving home, which is weird to say but the amalgamation of cultures, people, and the overall way the city is built helped me become proud of the person I've become. My first frosh week, I was recruited by SEC (sexual education centre) and we had a lot of difference of opinions. I've done a few things with LGBTQO. One of the things I remember was moving into a student home with 4 other women and I told them that I am pansexual, and by doing that they were able to open up and as it turned out, three of the four were lesbian.