Allison Brewerleader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party
Allison Brewer (born July 15, 1954) is a Canadian social activist and politician, and the former leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party. She has been particularly active in areas of lesbian and gay rights and access to abortion. She is openly lesbian.
Brewer was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was the founder and longtime director of Dr Henry Morgentaler’s abortion clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick, before moving to Nunavut in 2000. In Nunavut, she continued her activism organizing gay pride events and lobbying for the passage of the Nunavut Human Rights Act.
A prominent member of Egale Canada, she was one of its two representatives at the United Nations Conference on Women in 1995. At the event, which was held in Beijing, she was briefly detained by Chinese officials for displaying a banner which read Lesbian rights are human rights.
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