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Gerry Rogers
Occupationdocumentary filmmaker
SpousePeg Norman

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]

Films Edit

  • After the Montreal Massacre (1990)
  • The Vienna Tribunal (1994)
  • Kathleen Shannon: On Film, Feminism and Other Dreams (1997)
  • My Left Breast (2000)
  • Ferron: Girl on a Road (2009)

References Edit

  1. Rosie O'Donnell Offers NFLD NDP Candidate Campaign Contribution”, Halifax Live, 26 December 2005, <http://www.halifaxlive.com/content/view/330/2/>. Retrieved on 18 September 2008 
  2. "NDP Leader Lorraine Michael re-elected". CBC News, October 11, 2011.
  3. "Shawn Skinner loses seat to NDP". The Telegram, October 11, 2011.
  4. Gerry Rogers at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

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