Health Care for Transsexuals Denied
When: Friday, October 1, 11:30 a.m.
Where: 519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto, ON
Why: To publicize, educate, and show support for government funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) in Ontario
Who: Supporters of accessible health care in Ontario, including:
Martine Stonehouse, complainant before the Human Rights Tribunal
Kyle Scanlon, Trans Programmes Coordinator, 519 Church St Community Centre
Simon Rossiter, Canadians Federation of Students – Ontario
Dale Kuehl: Rainbow Health Network
Marilyn Churley, MPP
Susan Gapka, Egale Canada, Board member
Laurie Arron, Egale Canada, Director of Advocacy
On October 1, 1998 the Provincial government removed funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) without consultation with medical professionals or the transsexual community. Friday will be the sixth anniversary of the removal of funding for this critical service for transsexual persons. SRS is an essential medical procedure to permit the transition process from one sex to another and to improve the quality of life for transsexual persons.
NOTE: Following a breakdown in negotiations with the province, hearings before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will resume on Monday, October 4.
For more info:
Laurie Arron, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-928-1238 (o), 416-839-7178 (c)