"I was involved with Bruce Eriksen for 24 years in a common law relationship. During the course of that relationship I never opposed or denied the right of heterosexual couples to have the choice to marry. I am now involved in a same sex relationship." Speech on the floor of the Canadian Parliament, 29 October 2001.
Boyfriend: Bruce Eriksen (Vancouver City Councilman, d. 1997 cancer, one son)
Son: Lief Eriksen (b. circa 1980)
Girlfriend: Kimberly Elliott
Member of the Canadian Parliament Vancouver East (2-Jun-1997 to present)
Canadian City Council Vancouver, BC (1982-90)
New Democratic Party of Canada House Leader (2003-)