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.



News tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fracking caused March 2019 earthquake near Sylvan Lake, say scientists

4.18 earthquake south of Sylvan Lake rattled doors and windows as far as Red Deer

Possible Red Deer cougar sighting creating a stir

Many have posted their own cougar stories online since Advocate story ran last Friday

Downtown Red Deer collision causes damage to church property, charges pending

One person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle rear-ended another… Continue reading

Central Albertans knit and sew for Australia’s wildlife: baby kangaroos, bats, wallabys

Rescued and orphaned baby kangaroos in Australia may not have their momma’s… Continue reading

Chinook’s Edge students to be charged bus fees

Other school jurisdictions await provincial budget

WATCH: Canadian kid shovelling snow video goes viral

Rory might just be Canada’s most popular toddler right now, thanks to… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Jan. 22 Downtown House Senior Center (5414 43 St.) in Red Deer… Continue reading

David Marsden: Warm tales about the cold

The recent deep freeze has rocked all of us. Every Red Deer… Continue reading

Canadian airlines feel the pressure of flight-shaming and the ‘Greta effect’

MONTREAL — Swedish may not be the lingua franca of the aviation… Continue reading

Trump thanks farmers for backing him through China trade war

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him… Continue reading

CETA can serve as template for post-Brexit Canada-U.K. trade deal

CALGARY — Canada’s trade agreement with the European Union should serve as… Continue reading

MEC cuts costs, boosts perks in effort to turn around struggling retailer

VANCOUVER — Mountain Equipment Co-op is making major changes as it “needs… Continue reading

TekSavvy appeals directly to consumers in battle with big phone, cable companies

TORONTO — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is appealing to Canadian consumers for support… Continue reading

Putin may not be immortal, but he’s not going anywhere

Five years ago, somebody posted photographs on the internet showing a man… Continue reading

Most Read