List of first LGBT holders of political offices in Canada

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The following is a list of the first openly LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) holders of elected or appointed political office in Canada.

In addition to the milestones noted below, Canada has also had a number of prominent politicians — among them Heward Grafftey, Richard Hatfield, Ian Scott, Charles Lapointe and Keith Norton — who were not out as gay during their careers in politics, either coming out after they retired or being officially outed only in posthumous biographical sources.

First overall[edit]

Federal[edit]

Parliament[edit]

By provincial delegation[edit]

Cabinet[edit]

Parties[edit]

Provincial and territorial[edit]

(Richard Hatfield, premier of New Brunswick from 1970 to 1987, was outed as gay following his death, but was never publicly out during his career in politics.)

Municipal[edit]

By province[edit]

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

  • City councillor in Vancouver:
  • Village councillor in Cumberland: Conner Copeman - 2012

Manitoba[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

  • City councillor in Saskatoon:
    • Male: Darren Hill – 2006
    • Female: Lenore Swystun – 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peace River Block News Dawson Creek, BC; 1995 December 15, page 8.