Jamie Lee Hamilton, local activist

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Spend 69 Seconds With local activist, Jamie Lee Hamilton.

01.Your first job.
Believe it or not was at the Dairy Queen on West Broadway and Trafalgar..

02.The job you wanted as a child.

03.What gets you up in the morning?
Stiff men.

04.What puts you sleep at night?

05.Favourite stage play.
La Cage Au Follies which I saw at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

06.Favourite song and/or artist.
Cher – Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.

07.One word your best friend would use to describe you.

08.The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
A trip to our red-light districts.

09.Complete this sentence: On Sunday mornings I …
usually sleep in until 10 am and go out for a traditional breakfast of ham and eggs. Usually at the Elbow Room Cafe.

MEET Jamie lee hamilton

Jamie Lee HamiltonJamie Lee Hamilton is a Canadian politician and advocate of aboriginal people, LGBT, residents of the city’s poverty-stricken Downtown Eastside, and sex trade workers.

She was an independent candidate for the publicly elected Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in the city’s 2008 municipal election, and received the highest number of votes for an Independent. She previously ran for Vancouver City Council in 1996, becoming the first transgender person ever to run for political office in Canada.

Jamie Lee Hamilton is also a writer, entertainer, and guest lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia and in Humanities at Capilano University.

Hamilton is a lifelong resident of the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona neighborhoods of Vancouver. In 1997 Xtra! West newspaper awarded her Community Hero for her tireless social justice work.

Jamie Lee is often referred to as the Harvey Milk of Canadian politics. She is currently working on the West End sex work history project and recently opened Queens Cross – a T Girl meeting space and Emporium.

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