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Pride Parade

2SLBGTQ+ Stories & History in Newfoundland & Labrador

2SLGBTQ+ History in NL hasn't always been recorded and captured, but many people across the island are working to capture the rich history that does exist here. We've always been here, and we deserve to be proud! You can find links to learn more about 2SLGBTQ+ history.


Eastern Edge

Archives in Waves | Queer and Trans Oral Histories - "the little material that has been archived by our communities paints a vibrant picture of queer and trans activism and resistance over the past five decades."

Fishy Fragments:
Trans Women’s Worlds in Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland

This portfolio-style thesis and work of autoethnographic research-creation explores the historical lives of trans women in Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland, Canada.

'I finally got to be who I really am': Newfoundland's first transgender councillor grateful for support

The 41-year-old was elected to council in Gillams — located just west of Corner Brook — a few weeks ago during the province’s municipal elections. She became the first openly transgender person elected to municipal politics in Newfoundland and Labrador (2020).

In 2021, St. John’s elected the first transgender councillor

"... challenging inequity is an active process and that passive or reactive approaches to governance aren’t adequate anymore." — Ophelia Ravencroft

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