TORONTO, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Section (SOGIC) of the Ontario Bar Association will host their annual Pride Month on Wednesday, June 19, in Toronto. This year's theme, "Transgender Youth and Inclusion: Sexual Health Education in Ontario," was chosen in light of the recent human rights claims filed to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) by two Toronto transgender students over Ontario's sex-education curriculum changes. Noah Sparrow, one of the applicants, is a panelist at this event. The discussion panel will be followed by a reception where attendees can meet the panelists and continue the conversation.
Over 300 individuals have registered to attend in-person. An additional 100 individuals are expected to join the webcast. Law Society Treasurer Malcolm Mercer will open the event with welcome remarks.
Andrea Luey - Litigation Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth: Counsel for Noah
Noah Sparrow - Grade 10 Student, HRTO applicant
Marcus McCann - HR Lawyer, Counsel for AB (another youth HRTO applicant)
Jake Pyne, Dr. - Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
Amy Wah - Policy Lawyer, HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)
For further information: Media interested in attending are asked to register in advance by contacting Gelek Badheytsang, Communications Advisor, External Relations and Communications at [email protected] or 416-947-5273.
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