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23 Jan

Erins Law Petition – We need your help!

We need your help with gathering petition signatures for Erin’s Law. Please download and gather signatures. Download PDF here -> Erins Law Petition Erin’s Law – Ontario BILL 123 To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: WHEREAS: Erin’s Law amends the Education Act to ensure every board shall develop a policy to engage their pupils annually in all schools under their purview, in a developmentally appropriate manner, regarding the topics of child sexual abuse prevention...

03 Jun

Remembering Al Beaty: A Pillar of The Gatehouse Community

June 3, 2024 – Toronto, Ontario – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Al Beaty, a beloved member of The Gatehouse community. Al was not just a volunteer; he was a foundational figure whose unwavering dedication and compassionate spirit helped shape The Gatehouse into what it is today. In 1998, when The Gatehouse was just an ambitious vision, Al was among the original team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to...

04 Jun

Breaking the Silence: Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse as an LGBTQ+ Individual

Childhood sexual abuse is a deeply traumatic experience that leaves life-long detrimental impacts on the lives of survivors. For LGBTQ+ individuals, this trauma can be compounded by societal stigma, identity struggles, and a lack of adequate support systems. This blog post aims to shed light on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ survivors of childhood sexual abuse and provide guidance on the journey towards healing and empowerment. Understanding the Intersection of Identities and Trauma Sexual abuse...

03 Jun

Debunking the Myth: Abuse by Same Gender Does Not Determine Sexual Orientation

Debunking the Myth: Abuse by Same Gender Does Not Determine Sexual Orientation The intersection of abuse and sexuality is fraught with misconceptions and stigmas, one of the most pervasive being the belief that experiencing abuse from someone of the same gender determines or influences one’s sexual orientation. This myth not only distorts the understanding of abuse but also undermines the complex nature of human sexuality. It’s essential to dispel this misconception to foster a more accurate and...

03 Jun

Reclaiming Sexuality After Childhood Sexual Abuse

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) casts long shadows, leaving scars that can permeate every facet of a survivor’s life. Among the most deeply affected areas is sexuality—a domain intertwined with identity, intimacy, and trust. Healing from such profound trauma is a complex, non-linear journey, but it is also a testament to human resilience and the possibility of reclaiming joy and wholeness. This blog post aims to shed light on the path toward healing and rediscovering a healthy sense of...