Vancouver transgender activist Morgane Oger considers running for mayor

Apr 18 2018, 6:29 am

Vancouver transgender activist Morgane Oger is considering running for mayor in the upcoming election.

Oger announced that she was thinking about putting her name on the ballot for Vancouver mayor on social media.

“I am happy to share that I am engaged in dialogue with Vancouver’s civic parties and regional stakeholders as I explore running for mayor in 2018 as a progressive unity candidate. Discussions so far are encouraging,” wrote Oger on Facebook.

Oger previously ran as the BC NDP candidate for Vancouver-False Creek in the 2017 provincial election.

When Oger was nominated in November 2017, she became the first transgender woman ever to run for a major BC party.

She came within a few hundred votes of a momentous turning point in Canada’s political history in one of the closest fought battles of the last BC Election.

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