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Rosemary Baxter earned her B.F.A. at the University of Calgary in 1984. She and her family resided in Priddis, Alberta, until 1989, and during this time she was a lay minister and pastoral care worker for the Catholic Archdiocese of Calgary. In 1989 her family moved to Salt Spring Island, B.C. From 1985, she was active in promoting the rights of gays and lesbians, in particular in advocating amendments to federal and Alberta legislation to protect sexual orientation rights. She was president of Dignity Canada for one year. She was also active in lobbying the Catholic Church in Canada to recognize gay and lesbian rights.