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Queer Eye’s Skyler crowdfunds for medical debts, sues employer over trans-exclusionary healthcare


Skyler Jay, the first transgender subject on Netflix’s Queer Eye, has undertaken a lawsuit against the University System of Georgia (USG) for their trans-exclusionary health care policy.

Jay mentioned during the episode that top surgery and its subsequent complications, which cost $16,000, were not covered by USG. According to Advocate, going into debt as a result of this took “a mental, emotional, physical and financial toll."

Jay’s community raised over $8,200 through GoFundMe, Athens Queer Collective, and Southern Fried Queer Pride to help cover the costs.

[Video from Skyler under the cut]

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Tags: legal / lawsuit, lgbtq / rights, lgbtq film / media, netflix
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