Apr 17th

“Freak” Paints His Gay Youth Story on Circus Tent For PhD

The outside walls of the circus tent are painted with many images and words, none more appropriate to describe this man as “The Amazing Spencer J. Harrison in his titillating incomparable achievement.” Karen Bliss,  Samaritanmag.com

Dec 22nd

Helping Gay High Schoolers Open Up

Before the It Gets Better project, artist-in-residence Spencer J Harrison gave students at George Vanier Secondary School in Toronto a welcoming open door to talk freely and openly about being gay, lesbian or trans. Andrea Houston, Xtra!

Nov 25th

Gay Artist’s Work in School Opens Eyes

Spencer J. Harrison and his gigantic circus tent are a first. For the past year, Harrison has been Georges Vanier Secondary School’s artist-in-residence — a pilot project for the Toronto District School Board, and part of their push to make schools safer for gay youth.   Kate Allen,  Toronto Star…