Gary is a strong advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ rights, especially for families that come under the umbrella of sexual and gender diversity. He is an active member of the LGBT+ Family Coalition in Québec, accompanying hundreds of future parents in their plans on how to form their families. He also advocates with Youth Protection adoption services on behalf of queer families. Gary has also taken on several volunteer projects in human rights issues both in Québec and in Latin America.
With Hydro-Québec since 2007, Gary is a public affairs specialist, has been a company spokesperson and recently moved into a senior business development role. He interacts with power companies in neighbouring provinces and American states, as well as with Indigenous communities throughout Québec.
Gary has also taken a leadership role in the company’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and acts as spokesperson for the company’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group, which he helped create in 2017.
Gary previously worked internationally for an intergovernmental organization and an international environmental NGO in the energy sector. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from Laval University in Québec City and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Gary (he/him) resides in Tiohtià:ke / Montréal on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation, where he lives with his husband and their two teenagers.