By CRAIG TAKEUCHI, Georgia Straight
July 31, 2012
At the official launch of Pride Week at City Hall, activist and former Vancouver City councillor Ellen Woodsworth was one of several panelists from queer communities who spoke about the what gains have been made and what work there still is to be done. Adding to speeches from Out on Screen youth outreach coordinator Jen Sung and performer and teacher Jan Derbyshire, Woodsworth specifically zeroed in on lesbian concerns.
She noted that she shouldn’t be the “only one in the council chambers to say the word ‘lesbian’ “.
She also hoped that men, not just women, will attend the ninth annual Vancouver Dyke March and Festival, which takes place on August 4 at Grandview Park.
Another issue she raised was the gender disparity in the city, which has an impact on lesbians.