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Argentinian Film XXY with guest speaker Morgan Holmes
May 16, 2013
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., Toronto
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In recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Mount Sinai Hospital’s Anti-Homophobia/Transphobia Action (AHA) Committee and University of Toronto’s Health, Arts & Humanities Cinema Medica film series presents the Argentinian Film XXY with guest speaker Morgan Holmes.

Join us for an evening of film and discussion on intersex issues and the healthcare system. XXY is a 2007 Argentinian film directed by Lucía PuenzIt that tells the story of a 15-year-old intersex person, the way her family copes with her condition and the ultimate decision that she must eventually make as she finds her gender identity. The film will be followed by a discussion with guest speaker Dr. Morgan Holmes who will relate the themes of the film with the intersex experience in the Canadian healthcare system.

About Dr. Morgan Holmes
Morgan Holmes is Associate Professor of Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University where she is also a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Cultural Analysis and Social Theory program. Her research and publications focus on the bioethical, human rights and practical considerations that arise at the places where medicine, sexuality, law, and cultural attitudes intersect. Her monograph (2008) Intersex: A Perilous Difference, won honourable mention in the Canadian Women's Studies Book Prize competition for 2010, and her edited collection (2010) Critical Intersex, has been reviewed as the "go to source" for a contemporary, international representation of intersex studies. Dr. Holmes has a number of publications in a range of journals in bioethics, disability studies and sexuality studies, and law. Dr. Holmes has been an activist for intersexualised persons' rights since 1993, and was honoured to work with the 2nd Intersex Forum at the ILGA World Conference in Stockholm, December 2012.

About AHA
Mount Sinai Hospital's Anti-Homophobia/Transphobia Action (AHA) Committee is dedicated to ensuring the hospital is a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients, visitors and staff. AHA’s mandate is to raise awareness of LGBT issues at MSH including the impact of homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism on patients and staff, with the goal of providing the best patient-centred care to our entire community. It is inclusive of the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning, and two-spirit community.

About Cinema Medica
A monthly film series curated by a medical student and a graduate film student reviews key concepts in film criticism through the presentation of films exploring medical and psychological themes. It fosters an interdisciplinary examination of the connection between medicine and the cinematic medium.
For more information, please contact:
Suhail Rafiq, Mount Sinai Hospital, 416-586-4800 ext. 7519,
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