tytalks:

I just launched the official GoFundMe page to raise money for my top surgery! After years of living as male, I am mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to complete my transition. I just submitted all of my paperwork to the surgeon and I will know if my insurance will cover any of the procedure in about six to eight weeks.  If my insurance does agree to help, they will cover 80% of in-network expenses, so I am raising money to help cover the remaining costs.

If you have anything to spare, please consider helping me reach my goal of $5000. I know times are tough, so if you don’t have anything to give, please help spread the word by sharing this on your blog. Thanks for your help, you’re an awesome human being!
Donate at gofundme.com/TylersSurgeryFund!

Tyler is a former member of GenderBloc, so let’s do our best to give him a hand!
tytalks:

tytalks:

tytalks:

I am happy to announce that I just got my letter for top surgery!! I have spent years working on this goal and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m in the process of contacting a potential surgeon and evaluating my payment options. I have called my insurance company several times and I am hopeful that they will cover 80% of the cost (I am prepared to appeal when the time comes), but I still need to cover the remaining cost as well as travel expenses.
If you have anything to spare, please consider helping me reach my goal of $5000. I know times are tough, so if you don’t have anything to give, please help spread the word by sharing this on your blog. Thanks for your help, you’re an awesome human being!

THAT LINK IS BROKEN!!!! CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO TYLER’S SURGERY FUND!! THANK YOU!!

Sorry, that link is broken too : [ Go HERE and click on the button to donate.
tytalks:

I am happy to announce that I just got my letter for top surgery!! I have spent years working on this goal and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m in the process of contacting a potential surgeon and evaluating my payment options. I have called my insurance company several times and I am hopeful that they will cover 80% of the cost (I am prepared to appeal when the time comes), but I still need to cover the remaining cost as well as travel expenses.
If you have anything to spare, please consider helping me reach my goal of $5000. I know times are tough, so if you don’t have anything to give, please help spread the word by sharing this on your blog. Thanks for your help, you’re an awesome human being!
tytalks:

I am happy to announce that I just got my letter for top surgery!! I have spent years working on this goal and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m in the process of contacting a potential surgeon and evaluating my payment options. I have called my insurance company several times and I am hopeful that they will cover 80% of the cost (I am prepared to appeal when the time comes), but I still need to cover the remaining cost as well as travel expenses.
If you have anything to spare, please consider helping me reach my goal of $5000. I know times are tough, so if you don’t have anything to give, please help spread the word by sharing this on your blog. Thanks for your help, you’re an awesome human being!

Tyler is a former GenderBloc member and has helped UC’s trans community gain visibility and support over the years. Please consider donating and reblogging this post to spread the word.

July 14th: International Nonbinary Day

bisexualpoc:

Adding this to the dates tabs.

(Source: cassolotl)

Transgender teen writes children's book to help others

transitiontransmission:

According to Jazz, the journey of transitioning from boy to girl has been difficult, but in an effort to help others understand what being transgender means, the teen co-authored a children’s book.

For as long as she can remember, Jazz says she felt different. The 13-year-old was born a boy, but loved all things mermaid, pink and princesses.

"I felt like a girl and I felt uncomfortable in my body," Jazz said.

Jazz, who goes only by her first name out of fear of threats, told her parents the moment she could speak she was not a boy.

According to Jazz, the journey has been difficult, but in an effort to help others understand what being transgender means, the teen co-authored a children’s book.

"The philosophy of the book is just to start a conversation with very young kids in very simple terms so that transgender isn’t scary and it’s not complicated," said Jessica Herthel, co-author of "I Am Jazz."

To read the full story, click HERE. Watch the video below.

(via transqueermediaexchange)

World Health Org. Calls for Removal of Surgical Requirements for Legal Gender Change | Advocate.com

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization released a report urging governing bodies to put an end to “forced, coercive, and otherwise involuntary sterilization” of transgender individuals.

Indian Census counts transgender people for the first time, finds half a million

(Source: lgbtqblogs)

transstudent:

Learn more at transstudent.org and ACLU’s Know Your Rights guide. Also a big thanks to our friends at the It Gets Better Project for collaborating with us!