Noreen Stevens

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Noreen Stevens
Born 1962 (age 55–56)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
The Chosen Family

Noreen Stevens (born 1962) is a Canadian cartoonist, who created and wrote the lesbian comic strip The Chosen Family.

Stevens was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in interior design, and began the comic strip (originally titled Local Access Only) as a hobby while trying to pursue her main career. Originally published in Winnipeg's LGBT magazine Swerve, where Stevens was also a member of the editorial board, the strip was eventually syndicated to many LGBT publications across North America. Stevens retired the strip in 2004.[1]

Stevens and her partner, Jill Town were the first same-sex couple in Manitoba to be granted adoption rights as a couple. Stevens was also formerly an owner and manager of Winona's Café, the first gay and lesbian café in Winnipeg.[2]


  1. ^ Philipps, Carol (2004-10-28), "Closing The Chosen Family album", Xtra!, archived from the original on 2007-10-10, retrieved 2007-09-23 
  2. ^ Matt & Andrej Koymasky – Famous GLTB – Noreen Stevens