17 March 2015

2014 Trudeau Scholar Jake Pyne spoke in a press conference at the Ontario Legislature in support of MPP Cheri Dinovo's Bill 77, "The Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act". The Act would prohibit Ontario health care practitioners from offering treatment aimed at trying to prevent minors under age 18 from growing up to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). The act would also remove such therapies from provincial health care coverage for adults over age 18. This proposed act may be the first legislation in the world to prohibit treatments aimed at changing gender identity, in addition to
prohibiting treatments aimed at changing sexual orientation. The press
conference can be viewed here.

     

Jake Pyne

Jake is seeking to establish innovative ways to accompany the parents, caregivers, and health providers of transgender youth during their gender transition.

2014 Scholars