Art auction to aid student’s gender change – By Nancy Tousley, Calgary Herald

metaMORPHOS, a gala and art auction, will be held at Gerry Thomas Gallery on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

An art auction Thursday will help a 25-year-old art student raise the money she needs to complete the final step in a gender identity change because this procedure is no is longer covered by Alberta health care.

Brooklyn Fink, a fourth-year student at the University of Calgary, was one year away from having sex reassignment surgery when the provincial government stopped funding the procedure last April. The young artist has been in treatment for six years preparing for reassignment from male to female.