Kieran Drachenberg, then 17, with his mother, Catherine Lightfoot, at the Nunavut legislature with Keith Peterson, then the justice minister, on March 13, 2017. That’s the day Nunavut MLAs voted unanimously to amend the Nunavut Human Rights Act to protect transgendered people from discrimination. Drachenberg was later honoured for contributions to mental health. (Photo by Steve Ducharme)
“I feel more like a proper citizen of Nunavut, and have never felt more proud”
Imagine that you had no rights. That people were legally allowed to discriminate against you for employment opportunities, among various other forms of discrimination, and that this was considered legally allowed, all on the basis of you being who you are and for how you were born.