TORONTO, April 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Rachel Lauren Clark announced her intention to seek the Ontario Liberal Party Nomination in the provincial riding of Toronto Centre.
Ms. Clark is an award-winning trans activist with deep roots in the Toronto Centre community. "As an activist, volunteer, and mentor, I have dedicated myself to a life of service to this community that has given me so much", Ms. Clark said in her announcement on social media. "Our community has changed the world before, and together we can make history once again".
Ms. Clark has previously served as the Secretary to the Board of Directors for Pride Toronto, Chair of the Amnesty International LGBT Action Circle, and is currently President of the Queer Liberals. She also advocated and worked with government on the inclusion of Gender Identity and Gender Expression in the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Act.
Ms. Clark served in the US military for 8 years before immigrating to Canada in 2003. As a nomination candidate, Ms. Clark is continuing her work as an outspoken human rights advocate, passionately fighting for LGBTQ2+ rights, anti-discrimination, and the improvement of health and mental health care services. Her commitment to community service is inspired by her lived experience as a veteran and member of the LGBTQ2+ community.
Ms. Clark has appeared on several media outlets including CBC Radio One Metro Morning, Breakfast Television and The Current, in the Vice documentary "On Hold", has been profiled on CP24, Global, and CTV, and was featured in Toronto Life Magazine. In 2016, Ms. Clark made history as the first ever trans person to throw an opening pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Over the next several weeks, Ms. Clark will continue connecting with Ontario Liberals in her Toronto Centre community and sharing her vision for a progressive and inclusive Ontario.
For more information please visit: www.rachelclark.ca.
SOURCE Rachel Lauren Clark
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