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Canada's only gender-confirming surgery clinic firebombed, closed for now.

I have a hard time believing this is not a side effect of the American GOP & religious right choosing to use trans people as their vehicle for gaining social power and votes come November.

Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie is the only clinic in Canada that provides lower (genital) surgery for trans people. Many trans people from the Northeast U.S. also try to go there as Dr. Brassard is known for doing superlative work; they also went to his mentor before he trained Brassard and retired.

They are now closed due to an arsonist firebombing the operating room. Four surgeries for the coming week have already been postponed but the clinic does not yet have a new home, even temporarily. Trans people typically are on a waiting list for 2-4 years or more & arrange their lives around surgery and the months of recovery. Any who were in the pipeline are going to be drastically affected by this event. It's also going to have a substantial impact on their emotional lives as this surgery is something that to some means the difference between choosing to continue living and giving up. In Canada, they have no alternative clinic, no where else to go.





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