Gerry Rogers

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Gerry Rogers
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for St. John's Centre
Assumed office
October 27, 2011
Preceded by Shawn Skinner
Personal details
Political party New Democrat
Spouse(s) Peg Norman
Residence St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Occupation documentary filmmaker

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, My Left Breast, documented her battle with 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.[2] She is the first openly gay politician ever elected to the provincial legislature.[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]

Electoral record[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Gerry Rogers 2195
Liberal Lynn Sullivan 1923
Progressive Conservative Kathie Hicks 490
Total valid votes
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Gerry Rogers 2,569 54.44
Progressive Conservative Shawn Skinner 2,041 43.25
Liberal Carly Bigelow 109 2.31



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