Rayside’s career “is the perfect example of how activism and scholarship can not only coexist, but enhance each other.”

I am a Professor Emeritus of Political Science, an associate (and former director) of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and a member of the University College community - all at the University of Toronto. My academic writing focussed on the politics of gender and then of sexual diversity in Canada, the United States, and Europe. In later years I also explored the intersection of religion and politics. For some years I was an activist on queer and gender issues, and have served as an administrator in the Political Science Department and University College.