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Rally in Downtown Vancouver strikes back against transphobia

Last Updated May 8, 2017 at 8:10 am PDT

Morgane Oger. (Photo via Twitter: @MorganeOgerNDP)

Should any political candidate be judged on orientation?

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Transphobia has become an issue for in the riding of Vancouver-False Creek.

This comes out of a rally at Emery Barnes Park Sunday in support of the local NDP candidate.

It’s about being okay with who you are and not letting anyone, religious or otherwise, get in your way — that from Morgane Oger, whose campaign been the target of hate flyers using bible verses.

“Faith, almost universally, is about love and acceptance, and this man’s action are the opposite of that, they are hateful and hate based actions… they are not even about his beliefs, they are about his actions. What he did is publish materials saying I’m no genuine.”

Oger is first openly transgender woman to be nominated by a major political party in Canada.

She says the rally was a way to show people can come together no matter their identity.