ellen woodsworth


Lesbian Politicians:

Ellen Woodsworth

  • the first openly lesbian city councillor in Canada
  • sat on the Vancouver city council for six years, co-founding initiatives such as the World Peace Summit and Women Transforming Cities Society
  • the organization conducts multi-lingual dialogues in the World Cafe format, to bring out women’s suggestions for how their city could become safer and more suited to their needs
  • areas of focus affordable housing and homelessness, electoral reform, environmental sustainability, women’s rights, seniors’ rights, LGTTBQ rights, racism, free trade, and economic equality
  • has been active in protests against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline