Gay legislators

Open Secrets

“Gay and lesbian politicians holding public office may not be anything too new, but it is a relatively recent phenomenon to see more of these officials as openly gay [...] I asked these Ontario politicians questions that dealt with different facets of their life as gay politicians. My goal was to try to learn their stories, ones that are not often talked about. I wanted to learn not only what role being gay played in the evolution of becoming an elected public official, but I also wanted to discover how their experiences differed from those of their non-gay counterparts.