Saturday, July 17, 2010
July 15, 2010 - St. John's PRIDE launched
Well, today i addressed a crowd of people at St. John's City Hall, not once, but twice, as part of the launch of the Pride week festivities. The noon hour event featured a flag-raising ceremony. I, along with several prominent members of the LGBT community, as well as a few politicians, addressed the crowd and the media. My speech focused mostly on transsexual issues, including our fight with government entities over fair access to health care, employment, housing, and human rights. I also lightened the crowd with a few wise-crack jokes at local politician Siobhan Coady, as well as local tv personalities Alan Hawco and Rick Mercer. The evening event was more of the same. Depicted here is me with Sioban (federal liberal member of parliament) and, in the middle, Shannie Duff, former mayor and current deputy mayor.