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One word doesn’t tell the whole story.

It’s impossible to define any person with just one word. But, for many trans people that’s their reality. Too often, they’re defined only by their transness, and not by the countless other things that make up who they are. If more people took the time to look closer, they’d see human beings with hopes and dreams and unique stories to tell. People with good days and bad days. People to look up to. Athletes. Musicians. Performers. This Pride season, take a closer look at three of their stories below.

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Lucas was the founder and frontman of the rock band The Cliks, and is now a solo artist. When he signed with Warner Music’s Tommy Boy/Silver Label in 2006, he made history as the first openly transgender man to ever sign a major label record deal. Lucas’ sound has evolved over the years, from his beginnings in folk and acoustic guitar to a heavier and more electric rock influence today. He’s been performing live music for over 25 years at iconic venues like Red Rocks and Radio City Music Hall and has also toured with Cyndi Lauper.


Never one to be considered a shy kid, Jazmine was a natural-born performer. Her childhood love for singing and dancing followed her from her native Trinidad to Canada. As a teen, she began to experiment with other forms of expression, including makeup and fashion. But when she found the ballroom scene, she instantly knew she’d found her place. Today Jazmine is an accomplished performer, model, and a house mother to five 2SLGTBQI youth.


Like thousands of small town Canadian kids, Jessica’s story started on a backyard hockey rink. For her first 18 years, she lived and breathed the game, and had dreams of going pro. But those dreams fell short, and she made the difficult decision to walk away from hockey. For the next seven years, she worked various jobs, until a side gig teaching people how to skate reignited her passion for the game. She trained, she grinded, and at 27 years old she got drafted, making her the first transgender woman to ever play professional hockey.

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Your story is too amazing to be summed up in just one word. This Pride Season, we invite
you to share it and challenge Canadians to look past the label and #SeeThePerson.

This Pride Season,
Combat Anti-2SLGBTQI Hate and Stay Safe at Pride Events

Rainbow Action Hub

The Rainbow Action Hub is your one-stop shop for the why and how to combat the rise of anti-2SLGBTQI hate in Canada.

The Rainbow Action Hub includes resources, tools, workshops and information.

Pride Safety Toolkits

Guides for 2SLGBTQI people and allies on how to stay safe amid rising levels of anti-2SLGBTQI hate at public events. Toolkits include: Pride Safety Toolkit for Event Attendees, Pride Safety Toolkit for Event Organizers, and the 2SLGBTQI Protest Safety Guide

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Egale Canada would like to thank the following for their generously donated time and effort in creating the #SeeThePerson campaign.