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. For most of the last thirty years, my writing has focussed on the politics of sexual diversity in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and more recently on the intersection of religion and politics. I have also been an activist on queer and gender issues, and have served as an administrator in the Political Science Department and University College.