Enza Anderson, a writer, activist and media personality, is a trans-woman who works and lives in Toronto. She makes Toronto’s world-renowned gay village home where she has lived for the last 30 years. Her quick wit, giving nature, and outgoing personality also play up to her former public persona as Enza Supermodel. From 2004 to 2010 she wrote a social column, The Hot Ticket, for Canada’s highest circulated free daily newspaper, Metro Toronto.
Today she divides her work schedule at the Bank of Montreal assisting clients as a Financial Services Coordinator. Her dedication to community is self-evident thorough the many hours of volunteer work she has contributed to various organizations. She currently serves as a board member of the Toronto Police Service LGBT2SQ Community Consultative Committee. While her activism work keeps her busy inside the gay community, her political ambitions have put her front and center for all to see. As a person who cares deeply about social issues, environment and quality of life for all, she garnered headlines in 2000 with a bid for the city’s mayoralty, and surprised many by finishing a respectable third. Be it politics, activism or being out in the public eye with her work as a newspaper columnist, Enza Anderson exemplifies the courage of what it’s like to be a trans-woman who works hard to make a difference.