At ProudPolitics, one of our objectives is to celebrate the achievements of LGBTIQ+ leaders so as to profile role models, inspire and eliminate barriers for participation in public service. We believe that openly LGBTIQ+ leaders can be the biggest champions of inclusion, and effective intrapreneurs and change-agents from across the political spectrum.
Canadians from across the country, from Vancouver, to Yellowknife, to Red Deer, to St. John's, have a rich history of electing LGBTIQ+ leaders to public office, at all orders of government. Some governed as out and proud LGBTIQ+ leaders, while others came out publicly after leaving office, and have since been champions of LGBTIQ+ causes. We would like to celebrate them all. Below is a list of Canada's past and present out-LGBTIQ+ elected officials and Senators (in alphabetical order, according to last name).
Do you know of past or present out and proud elected LGBTIQ+ officials in your community who are not celebrated on this page? Tell us about them or connect us with them by contacting us.