Tim McCaskell is a long-time gay activist. He worked on The Body Politic, Canada’s first national Lesbian and Gay Liberation magazine, the Right to Privacy Committee after the 1981 police raids on gay baths, the Simon Nkodi Anti-Apartheid Committee, AIDS ACTION NOW! and Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.
His first book, Race To Equity, a history of the struggle for equity in Toronto public schools, is widely used in teacher education. He recently published Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism, a history of LGBT organizing in Toronto.