NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release

Regina, SK (May, 9th 2018): UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is launching a Gender & Sexual Diversity (GSD) Student Health Fund for queer, trans and intersex students at the University of Regina.

UR Pride has committed to allocating an annual amount of $2,000 to the GSD Student Health Fund to support queer, trans and intersex students to subsidize the health and wellness costs associated with navigating GSD issues. UR Pride is hoping to be able to provide funds for students for a variety of health and wellness costs, including costs associated with gender transition, mental health care, or access to health care.

“Queer, trans and intersex students on this campus have articulated to us that their health and wellness needs are not being met by Student Health plans, or provincial health care services,” explains Jacq Brasseur, Executive Director. “The idea of a GSD Student Health Fund was brought forward by one of our board members, and it seemed like a wonderful example of a direct way that we could provide support to students.”

To qualify for the fund, students must be enrolled at the University of Regina or an affiliated college, must self-declare as queer, trans or intersex, and must demonstrate financial need. Applications will be reviewed by a GSD Student Health Fund Committee on a monthly basis.

UR Pride Centre is also accepting individual, group or corporate donations to the fund.

Those interested in applying for the fund are encouraged to visit UR Pride’s website at www.urpride.ca/funding.

Media Contact:
Jacq Brasseur
Executive Director
(Pronouns: they/them)
306-586-8811 Ext. 207
executive.director@urpride.ca


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About the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity:

UR Pride Centre is a non-profit 2LGBTQ+ service provider housed at the University of Regina. UR Pride offers multiple programs and supports to students, faculty and staff at the University of Regina and its’ affiliated colleges. In addition to serving the campus community, UR Pride also provides services and programming for the entire city of Regina.

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