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Kristine Barr
(1972 - living) Canada

Kristine Barr

Politician

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Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. School trustee for Winnipeg School Division One (first elected in 1998, re-elected in 2002 and in 2006) who was instrumental in having the division implement anti-homophobia workshops; while still a student at the University of Winnipeg, she successfully advocated for the inclusion of bisexuals in the university's Gay and Lesbian Collective (now called the LGBT Collective). Kristine is currently the chair of the board of the Winnipeg School Division.

Co-founder of the Teen Talk program at Klinic Community Health Centre, which runs a peer support program for youth on pregnancy prevention, sexuality, diversity, and responsible decision-making; currently a law student at the University of Manitoba. Kristine is also a lawyer with Chapman Goddard Kagan where her practice serves the LGBT community, primarily in the area of family law. She is also the Chair of the Social Services Appeal Board.

"I really don't think I've done anything amazing - I've just tried to live my life honestly and justly. Each and every one of us can choose to speak out. It can make such a difference."
(Swerve, June 2002)

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