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  • Nik Redman

    Nik Redman is an artist, activist and community worker who was born in Montreal, Canada. Nik grew up in both Barbados and Canada.

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  • Kael McKenzie

    Kael McKenzie (born 1971) is appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba making him the first transgender person appointed as a judge in Canada.

    "I didn’t set out to be a trailblazer or to try to have courage. It just happened that way."

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  • Susan Gapka

    Susan Gapka (b. 1950s) is a founding member and chair of the Toronto Trans Coalition Project which emerged from the advocacy work of the Trans Lobby Group. She was also the founder of the Trans Lobby Group, started in September 2001 with the goal of access to SRS and proper healthcare.

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  • Mirha-Soleil Ross

    Mirha-Soleil Ross (b. 1969) is a Métis trans sex worker, performance artist and activist. Raised in Montreal, she moved to Toronto and co-founded the pivotal queer zine Gendertrash From Hell with her partner Xanthra Phillippa Mackay.

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  • Aiyanna Maracle

    Aiyanna Maracle (1950 - 2016),was a Haudenosaunee, trans, multi-disciplinary artist, scholar, educator, story-crafter and storyteller. Maracle was actively involved in the merging of Ogwehoweh art and culture into the Euro-centric world and consciousness.

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  • Ravyn Wngz

    Ravyn Wngz identifies as a Queer, 2 Spirit, Transcendent Mohawk Tanzanian, Bermudian.

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  • Ashanti Mutinta

    Backxwash is the stage name adopted by Ashanti Mutinta who is the first transgender female artist to win the Polaris Music Prize, which is known to celebrate diversity and to support up-and-coming Canadian artists.

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  • Weekend

    Jane Eaton Hamilton

    Prize-winning writer Jane Eaton Hamilton's novel explores the complexities of contemporary queer love.

    Genre: Fiction
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  • The Tensorate Series

    The Tensorate Series starts with The Black Tides of Heaven as one of four novellas so far in the ongoing series. Technology and spirituality are interwoven in this world that offers all children no assigned gender at birth and the opportunity to choose their own genders later (including continuing to identify as nonbinary).

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  • Summer Fun

    From acclaimed author Jeanne Thornton, an epic, singular look at fandom, creativity, longing, and trans identity.

    Genre: Fiction
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