A spotlight on Trans rights and activism: A panel discussion

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The Toronto Chapter LGBTQ+ Caucus invites DemsAbroad members from across Canada to join us for a Pride month special event with notable leaders and allies in the Trans community.

The event will kick off with a special viewing of VOICES, a 3-minute video documentary of the Trans Chorus of L.A., filmed by David Boisclair. We will then hear from all panelists about the work they are doing to showcase Trans stories across art, media, and political action. 


VT State Rep Taylor Small

State Representative Taylor Small, Vermont's first out transgender legislator. Representative Small has been a strong advocate for marginalized, especially LGBTQ+, Vermonters in both her professional and personal lives, as a health & wellness program director for Pride Center of Vermont and a local drag entertainer. In her first year in office, TimeOut magazine has already recognized her as one of eleven women who has changed the world in the last year.


Kathryn Davis, PhD, ED Trans Chorus of L.A.

(photo credit Shawna Ventimiglia vibranthumxn.com)

Founder and Executive Director of the Trans Chorus of L.A. Kathryn Davis, PhD. Dr. Davis, who is a Canadian native, leads the first all-trans identified Chorus in the world. Her chorus recently performed at President Biden's inauguration as well at a 2019 CNN Democratic Presidential Town hall. In addition to her leadership and contribution as a Baritone to the chorus, Dr. Davis serves as a group facilitator and board member with various LGBTQ+ groups in the L.A. area. Professionally, Davis is a renowned expert in Biomechanics and has served as a consultant and academic administrator across the U.S. and Canada (right here in Toronto!). 

David Boisclair

Montreal-born, L.A.-based Filmmaker and LGBTQ+ Advocate, David Boisclair. Boisclair is an award-winning filmmaker whose own production company, Picture Lock Entertainment, focuses on telling stories about social change through documentary content. Boisclair is currently working on a documentary about the Trans Chorus of L.A., which will be featured in Demi Lovato's YouTube Pride Month livestream. Boisclair, who has has regularly used his craft to highlight the LGBTQ+ community, plays an important role in highlighting Queer stories and representation in the media.


June 10, 2021 at 8:00pm - 9pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Virtual on Zoom
100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
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Shannon Linehan
Stephanie Perry Erin Dees Betsy Ettorre Stanley Lourdeaux Dianna English Brooke Scott Ellie Jordan Elizabeth Martin-Chan David Sigrist Erin Kotecki Vest Austin West Suzie Ungerleider Shannon Linehan Fred Kuhr shari ritter Steve Nardi

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