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Andrea Houston

Communications and Development Officer

Andrea has spent her career working at the intersection of journalism, activism, and politics. She’s been a staff reporter at various publications, including the Toronto Star, the Peterborough Examiner, Xtra, Canada’s gay and lesbian news, and served as managing editor of Torontoist. She developed and teaches the first-ever Queer Media course at Ryerson University School of Journalism. She’s also worked at Queen’s Park as executive assistant for MPP, and LGBTQ critic, Cheri DiNovo, helping to craft and pass legislation to make the province a safer and more accepting place for LGBTQ youth. Andrea is both thrilled and proud to have joined the team at Rainbow Railroad to play a role in helping queer and trans people facing persecution have a chance at freedom.

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