Transsexual left in limbo – By Tracy McLaughlin, Special to Sun Media

Barrie — An inmate of an institution for the criminally insane was left in limbo yesterday after a judge refused her request to have the government pay for a $15,000 assessment that would qualify her for a sex change.

“It’s pretty upsetting,” said Shauna Taylor — formerly named Vance Egglestone until she got a legal name change — an inmate at the maximum security Oak Ridge Division of the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene. “I don’t know who should pay, but somebody should pay.”