Tuesday, February 5, 2013

McCreath pulls plug on NPATH

February 5, 2013 - For Immediate Release: McCreath pulls plug on NPATH

Ten months after conceptualizing the Newfoundland Patients Association for Transsexual Health, Jennifer McCreath has decided to pull the plug on the entity. NPATH was to be a non-profit society that would have undertaken a mandate of educational and legal activism work to ensure transsexuals and other members of the trans community of Newfoundland and Labrador could gain fair and equal access to health care products, services, and funding.

The NPATH concept was the brainchild of Jennifer McCreath, a transwoman who fought a losing battle against the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador to gain funding for trans-related medical procedures that her doctors said that she needed. McCreath utilized the NPATH name as an active 'grassroots' organization from May 2, 2012 - Feb 5, 2013. While she was successful in using the NPATH name to gain the eyes and ears of Health Care and Human Rights policy makers, she decided to cancel plans to lead the incorporation of a non-profit entity, due to what she felt was excessive workload requirements, and because of insufficient interest in the concept, among other publicly-out trans-identified Newfoundland residents.

McCreath's exclusive legal rights to incorporate under the NPATH name expire on March 5, 2013. McCreath will continue to host www.NPATH.net until further notice, and will plan to turn it into an informative website that contains historical documentation of work done that was done under the NPATH name.

McCreath can be contacted at info@jennifermccreath.com

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