Cheryl Dobinson is a bisexual writer, researcher and advocate. She holds an MA in Sociology from York University where her studies focused on women’s sexuality and queer youth. She has recently taken a position with Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto, coordinating an innovative health promotion project entitled “Making Us Visible: Promoting Access to Breast Health and Breast Cancer Services for Lesbian and Bisexual Women.” Cheryl’s work has been published in The Journal of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity, The Journal of Homosexuality, Herizons, Fireweed and a brand new book called I Could Not Speak My Heart: Education and Social Justice for Gay and Lesbian Youth. In 2003 she completed a project on bisexual health and wellness in Ontario for the Ontario Public Health Association and was co-convenor of the first ever Bi Health Summit, held August 2003 in San Diego.
Cheryl is also the creator and editor of the bi women’s zine “The Fence.” In October 2003 she began co-facilitating “Fluid” – a new group for bisexual, bi-curious, pansexual, genderqueer, questioning and other queer youth who don’t fit neatly into categories, through Toronto’s Supporting Our Youth community development initiative. Cheryl is very involved in her local bisexual community, lives in the gay village with her bi sweetheart, and wants to start wearing a t-shirt that says “This is what a bisexual feminist looks like” so people will stop assuming she’s straight just because her partner happens to be a man.