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Praney Anand

2020-

Praney Anand, Executive Director at ASAAP has over 10 years of experience in sexual health education, counselling, and research. He has worked with several sexual health research projects such as the Gay Couples Study and Gay Dads Study in San Francisco, and the Momentum/Engage study in Vancouver. Most recently, he has worked as Research Coordinator at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto for a number of behavioural science research projects examining intersectional aspects of health within gender and sexual minority communities. In his practice as a relationship and sexuality counsellor in New Delhi, Praney has worked considerably with South Asian LGBTQ+ communities in helping to bridge the unique identities of being South Asian and LGBTQ+. With clients, he focuses on resilience, self- acceptance, and emotional & mental well-being. In Toronto, Praney has established strong ties with community organizations in the field of HIV/AIDS. He has a strong understanding of intersectionality and social determinants of health that directly impact gender and sexual minority communities, especially newcomers and international students in Canada. Praney works from an anti-oppressive framework and has a comprehensive understanding of the syndemic issues and systemic challenges faced by marginalized communities. 

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