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Political-minded powerhouse for 2SLGBTQIA+ and women’s issues Anna Murphy shares how parents & educators can create spaces our gender diverse kids need. She speaks to what needs to be done for gender diverse kids in Alberta’s schools, communities, and beyond. And provides us with next steps to fighting back against global stripping of 2SLGBTQ+ rights.


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About Anna (she/her) 

Anna is a political-minded powerhouse for 2SLGBTQIA+ and women’s issues in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and beyond. She is vice-chair of the Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee of the City of Calgary Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee, and serves on several other committees including Calgary Stampede Community Connections, as a University of Calgary senator and on the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ 2SLGBTQ+ advisory council.

Anna recently spoke at Telus Spark Science Centre on Transcending Transgender. Here Anna pledged to support Transgenered and gender diverse kids and youth. Her article in CBC news, Pride is more than a parade and rainbow crosswalks. We need action and allyship, is a call to action for allies to step up and support 2SLGBTQIA+ in meaningful ways.

Connect with Anna


Twitter: @TheAnnaMurphy

IG: @theannamurphy

Telus Spark Transcending Transgender: In Conversation With Anna Murphy

Pride is more than a parade and rainbow crosswalks. We need action and allyship.


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