Queer Media

Queer Media class
The Queer Media class at Ryerson University

Andrea Houston is a contract lecturer at the School of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), where she has developed and teaches Queer Media in the Faculty of Communications and Design.

Beginning in 2016 and continuing to the present, it is the first ever LGBTQ media course at any journalism school in Canada.

Media Coverage

How Ryerson’s Queer Studies Course could Transform Canadian Newsrooms
Al Donato, Torontoist, September 22 2016

Queer Media course schools Ryerson journalism students on LGBTQ history and reporting
Ryan English, University Affairs/Affaires Universitaires, December 13 2016

Journalism more important now than ever, say RSJ teach-in speakers
Jasmine Bala, Ryerson Journalism Research Centre, April 21 2017

Historica Canada

Andrea Houston lecturing on stage
Andrea Houston delivering a lecture for Historica Canada

On March 8 2018, International Women’s Day, Andrea was asked to deliver a keynote address to an auditorium of high school youth from across the Greater Toronto Area on a Canadian LGBTQ trailblazer: Black trans singer and activist Jackie Shane.

Andrea also served as a consultant on Historica Canada’s first LGBTQ Heritage Minute on Jim Egan.

Media Coverage