The Closing of Vanier’s Umbrella Club

Rainclouds are forming on the horizon as of one of Vanier’s oldest club, The Umbrella Club, has closed. In recent years, LGBTQ+ issues have been gaining more visibility, and acceptance has become increasingly more widespread. However, this has not always been the case, as queer youth were historically targeted and marginalized due to their identities. Unfortunately, this is sometimes still the case; lots of individuals struggle with their identity, and, depending on their circumstances, may fear for their safety if their identity is made public to their peers, family, coworkers,…

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