Pride Month Profiles: Jenny Reeves

Jenny Reeves

For Pride Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ workers who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Jenny Reeves of the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

Jenny Reeves is the president of IATSE Local 849, which represents 18 different departments within the motion picture industry in maritime Canada. She has been an IATSE member for 12 years and is a member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour human rights committee. “Whenever I see a young person new to the union who feels comfortable being their whole self, and knowing that in some small way, I helped create the space for them to do that, I can’t think of anything that makes me feel more pride as a queer IATSE member than that,” Reeves said.