Stephen paved the way for LGBTQ+ Calgarians by helping to set up many organizations, including Gay Lines which became the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Association, now operating as Calgary Outlinks. He was the media point person for years on LGBTQ+ issues in Calgary when few had the ability or courage to stand in front of the media. This included having his own radio show “Speak Sebastian.” He has written countless articles on gay and lesbian rights. He was a board member of EGALE Canada for numerous years. There is so much Stephen has done there is not room to list it all, but today LGBTQ+ people in Calgary have a far more enjoyable and accepting city – thanks to Stephen’s pioneering work.