Day 11 – Help someone obtain surgery
Help someone obtain surgery
Not all transgender people want gender-related surgery. For those who do, it can be financially difficult to obtain. Some states still require surgeries before they will change identification papers, and having non-matching identification documents (IDs) increase the risks a trans person will experience violence.
Here are # ways to help:
- A growing number of corporations have trans-inclusive health benefits. If a trans person you know is both looking for work and wants gender-related surgery, help them apply to and make connections with workplaces that can fill both needs. Check out http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/corporate-equality-index-list-of-businesses-with-transgender-inclusive-heal
- If your state’s Medicaid plan is still not covering gender-related surgery, contact your state representatives and senators. http://thomas.loc.gov/home/state-legislatures.html
- The Jim Collins Foundation helps a few grantees pay for their surgeries. Make a contribution at https://jimcollinsfoundation.org/donate/
- Organize a fundraising event for a friend or family member, which can be as simple as a garage sale, to a GoFundMe campaign, to a complex strategy to raise funds.
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