Eric oversees Rainbow Railroad’s communications strategy, content development, social media accounts and media relations.
Before working at Rainbow Railroad, Eric was a Historical Researcher at Historica Canada, where he developed innovative public history materials including two marquee publications on Canada’s involvement in the First and Second World Wars. Subsequently, he was Sponsorship Program Manager at Xtra Magazine, Canada’s LGBTQI+ news source. At Xtra Magazine, Eric developed and edited a new section of the publication which covered critically important issues in LGBTQI+ communities including HIV criminalization, transphobia and the over-policing of LGBTQI+ sexuality. Eric is a passionate defender of human rights.
Eric holds a B.A. (hons) in International Studies and Political Science from Simon Fraser University, an M.A. in History from the University of British Columbia. He is an active and spirited contributor to public conversations about Canadian History, politics and all things LGBTQI+ in publications such as The Canadian Encyclopedia, Now Toronto, Xtra Magazine and The Georgia Straight. Eric is also a multidisciplinary artist in words, movement and visual art. Most recently, he performed in Glad Day Bookshop’s Naked Heart Festival as a reader.