Gerry Rogers is a Canadian documentary filmmaker and politician. She began her career with the National Film Board, and left in 1992 to form her own production company, Augusta Productions. Her best-known film, , documented her battle with My Left Breast breast cancer and was released in 2000.
Openly lesbian, Rogers is the partner of social worker and politician Peg Norman. [1 ]
Rogers was elected to the
Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in the 2011 provincial election, representing the district of St. John’s Centre as a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party. She is the first openly gay politician ever elected to the provincial legislature. [2 ] [3 ]
In honour of her role as a significant builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada, a portrait of Rogers by artist Claire Priddle was added to the
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives' National Portrait Collection in 2003. [4 ]
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