Local 471 member and Trans woman, Camille Boulianne-Macdonald says it means a lot to her to have the union support the LGBTQ community.
“When I first began in the union as a freelancer, it was very much a macho-male dominated environment,” she says. “Therefore, during those times it could be very difficult to be yourself. I hid everything about myself for several years, I didn’t share myself at all.”
Camille says the 2019 Pride Parade was her first time being a part of such an iconic event.
“Last year I marched in the Pride Parade for the first time,” she admits. “It was amazing. So many people came out wearing rainbow clothing, it was truly wonderful. I wore a beautiful long purple dress and I remember beaming the entire time.”