Body Blitz Spa in violation of Ontario Human Rights Code: DiNovo

TORONTO – Parkdale – High Park MPP and NDP critic for LGBTQ issues, Cheri DiNovo blasted Toronto’s Body Blitz Spa for its blatant transphobia and violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

 

“Remember lesbians and gays banned from change rooms of health clubs? This is the same thing,” said DiNovo, who has been to Body Blitz many times.

Toby’s Law, which DiNovo authored, enshrined ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ to the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Trans rights are explicitly protected under the OHRC.

“Not providing service to trans women is not only transphobic, it is against the law,” said DiNovo.

“Trans women are women and trans rights are human rights.”