Saturday, April 25, 2009

Oprah expresses interest in Canadian sex-change surgery decision

EDMONTON — The Alberta government’s decision to stop funding sex-change surgery has attracted the attention of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Edmonton resident Sarah King, who’s hoping to get the surgery next year in Montreal, said she was contacted through e-mail by the popular U.S. talk show when it got word Alberta was cutting funding.

A message from Harpo Studios in Chicago said the show wasn’t doing a story now, but would contact her for an interview if it does a segment on transsexuals in the future.

Kris Wells, a researcher at the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta, said if Oprah tells her audience about the funding cuts, Alberta’s $25-million attempt to boost its oilsands-tainted image would be a waste.

“Oprah would undo the reputation of Alberta,” Wells said. “Alberta is going to look like one of the most fundamental jurisdictions in the world.”

“There stands to be a lot of people who stand to lose a lot financially with the delisting,” said King, who’s meeting with lawyers to discuss filing a class-action lawsuit against the Alberta government. Even if the government decides to change its budget decision, King said she still wants to file an injunction preventing the government from ever delisting the service again.

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  1. I can't stand Oprah's self righteous ass!!!

  2. Oprah was raped by her uncle, cousin and mother's boyfriend (or was it her brother's boyfriend?). How did she assist in the healing process of those currently being raped by their family members? I am sure Oprah put up her own money to keep this program going in Canada. Did she fled to get Canada to get her sex change done? If it happened in Canada, it will stay in Cananda. I wonder why this article didn't hit the main stream media here in the states. It really makes you wonder! Oprah had to become extremely intimate with a white man, before she was even considered a bonifide talk show host.

  3. Are we led to believe that Oprah was once a man? I really doubt it. I do believe that she got pregnant by one of her relatives and had the baby though.