Susan Gapka

Community Organizer - Founder - Activist

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Bio

Susan Gapka (b. 1950s) is a founding member and chair of the Toronto Trans Coalition Project which emerged from the advocacy work of the Trans Lobby Group. She was also the founder of the Trans Lobby Group, started in September 2001 with the goal of access to SRS and proper healthcare.

Susan helped lead the Ontario campaign to fund transition related surgeries, helped change the Vital Statistics Act so trans people's legal documents more accurately reflect their lived identity, and drafted and successfully campaigned to adopt legislation to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code and Canadian Human Rights Act to include 'gender identity' and 'gender expression'.

Along with Rupert Raj, she also led the Trans Health Project in 2003. She has been an effective campaigner for social justice and a tireless advocate for Trans rights. Susan became the first openly trans person to receive a key to the city of Toronto in 2018.

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