Dr. Ruth Neustifter poses for a headshot against a grey wall, and is holding a red plush heart.
Dr. Ruth Neustifter

Sexualities researcher Dr. Ruth Neustifter spoke to Global News about the stereotypes that persist both within and outside the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. 

Neustifter said negative stereotypes of LGBTQ2SIA+ people often exist because of a persisting heteronormative, white culture. 

A registered family therapist and a professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Neustifter researches the intersectional experiences of those who are sexual or gender minorities, and/or who build non-traditional relationship structures.