My Name was January


Sher Vancouver proudly presents the pre-screening of  “My Name was January” on Saturday – December 10th at the City Centre Library in Surrey.

This is a documentary film by Elina Gress and Lenee Son and produced by Alex Sangha and Ash Brar.

January was a popular Filipino transgender woman who died of 18 stab wounds in September 2012. She was the Social Coordinator of Sher Vancouver and the first transgender person to hold an executive position with the group.

January Marie Lapuz

Everybody who knew January remembers her as a bubbly singer and dancer who was kind, caring and generous. This documentary film is a celebration of January’s life and how she impacted the lives of others. It also uplifts the trans women of colour.

Transgenders, gay, and lesbians continue to struggle day to day in the different communities in Metro Vancouver.

Sher Vancouver hopes to inspire the Filipino community in sharing and telling January’s story. The world premier follows in 2017.

Official Project Site:

Alex Sangha (Founder), Sher Vancouver
Grand Marshall of the 2016 Vancouver Pride Parade.


About the Writer

Luisa Marshall

Luisa Marshall is a singer, performer, tribute artist, TV host, editor, scriptwriter, producer and anti-bullying advocate based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her internationally acclaimed and award winning Tina Turner Tribute show has enabled her to share her passion and love of the arts through music and often uses her talents to donate her time and efforts to various charitable causes all over the world. Her popular TV show, Simply the Best, is a local independent production on the Shaw Multicultural Channel and aims to inspire, educate and entertain Filipino and mainstream viewers alike.

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