Quebec transgender rights activist to speak at Red Deer library

Sophie Labelle is a comic book artist, author and novellist

A Quebec author, comic book artist and transgender rights activist will be stopping at Red Deer Public Library as part of her 40-stop tour.

Sophie Labelle has used her humorous approach to sensitive transgender issues to defend gender equality and acceptance in a light and easy-to-understand way.

Labelle has written and illustrated 15 publications for children, youth and adults, including comic books, web comics, colouring books and a novel.

She has a huge social media following with 10,000 Twitter followers and 55,000 Facebook friends.

“Meeting my readers is of utmost importance to me,” says Labelle. “Being a highly visible trans person on the internet is sometimes difficult, since I can’t really see the impact the work that I do has.”

Her cross-Canada tours allow her during her intimate presentations to see how her work impacts LGTBQ communities.

Labelle will be at Red Deer Public Library’s downtown branch on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Following her free presentation, Labelle will be available to answer questions and sign books.

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