Michelle Josef

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Michelle Josef (born 1954), formerly Bohdan Hluszko, is a Canadian musician and transgender activist.[1]

Under her former name, Josef was already established as one of Canada's leading session drummers, and has continued her career in music. She has appeared on albums by Prairie Oyster,[2] Doug Sahm, Jo-El Sonnier, Wild Strawberries, Sylvia Tyson, Long John Baldry, Scott B. Sympathy,[3] Big Rude Jake, and Sharon, Lois and Bram. She is a member of Canadian roots super group Hey Stella!

In 1998, she received a Canadian Country Music Award for drummer of the year.[2]


  1. ^ Wallace, James (November 20, 2004). "Gender game: Ontario Liberals reneg on health-care promise", Toronto Star, p. B10.
  2. ^ a b Gill, Alexandra (December 4, 1998). "Transsexual bangs the drum loudly in tiff with Prairie Oyster", The Globe and Mail, p. C9.
  3. ^ "Unfinished Sympathy". Toronto Star, February 13, 1999.

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