Gemma Hickey

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Gemma Hickey
Date of birth October 1st, 1976
Place of birth St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Pronouns they/them[1]
Gender identity nonbinary
Occupation Author and activist

Gemma Marie Hickey is a Canadian activist and author. In 2015 they walked hundreds of kilometres across Newfoundland to raise awareness of and money for survivors of religious abuse. They are the founder of Pathways Foundation, which offers support to these survivors.[2]

In 2017, they became one of the first Canadians to receive an "X" sex marker on their birth certificate[3] and passport.[1]

They married Rebecca Rose in spring 2019 in a gender-neutral queer wedding ceremony.[4]

In late 2019 Gemma's memoir, Almost Feral, was published.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tanaka, Chisato (14 February 2019). "Gender-neutral Canadian activist shows solidarity with Japan's LGBT communities". The Japan Times. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McNeil, Robyn (20 August 2019). "Baking and being non-binary in Atlantic Canada". The Journal Pioneer. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. Dearing, Ramona (14 December 2017). "X marks the spot: Gemma Hickey breaks new ground with gender-neutral birth certificate". CBC News. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. Rose, Wendy. "Well known LBGTQ2+ activist and Pathways NL founder weds Breakwater Books president in St. John's". Retrieved 3 April 2020.