Toronto activist Susan Gapka battles for transgender human rights
It’s noon-hour, and already Susan Gapka has pedalled by Bixi from her Gay Village home to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and back downtown. Then a vigil at the Church of the Holy Trinity for the 700th homeless person to die on our streets. After lunch, it’s off to St. Mike’s Hospital for a meeting at its Centre for Research on Inner City Health. So, between quick bites of pot roast, Gapka, 56, talks of her life, one full of tragedy and triumph, transitions and transformations, while constantly checking her phone.