East Van lesbian artist awarded Queen’s medal

Approximately 200 people filled the Heritage Hall in East Vancouver Jan 23 to honour the area’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients. Among the recipients were lesbian human rights activist Ellen Woodsworth, and accomplished lesbian filmmaker Elaine Carol...“She does extraordinary work with youth at risk,” says Vancouver East MP Libby Davies, who distributed the medals. “You can tell that she loves the theatre and she loves empowering young people and she makes it, in many instances, a life-changing experience for them.” Carol “works day and night,” Davies continues. “She’s an amazing, dedicated cultural artist and producer in our community. She’s also a great queer activist in the community and the passion she brings to who she is, what she does, and how she empowers other people means a lot to the community. I’m very glad to have recognized her.”