What does Naheed Nenshi’s win mean for queer and trans people in Alberta?

The former Calgary mayor now leads the Alberta NDP, and he brings with him a history with the LGBTQ2S+ community

Naheed Nenshi is the new leader of the Alberta NDP. But what is his track record on LGBTQ2S+ rights, and what could his leadership mean for queer and trans people in Alberta? 

The former Calgary mayor won the party leadership this weekend with an unprecedented 86 percent of the vote—more than 10 times the number of votes of the runner-up, Kathleen Ganley. 

Now Nenshi sets his sights on leading the NDP to victory over Danielle Smith and her governing United Conservative Party in the next provincial election in 2027. And Smith’s recent slate of anti-trans policies will certainly be a big point of conversation. 

But what can queer and trans folks expect from him and this new-look Alberta NDP?

Senior editor Mel Woods breaks down what you need to know about the new Alberta NDP leader.

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