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I'm not sure if anyone here has been following it, but in the UK, Channel 4 is airing a short documentary series about seven trans people who are at various stages of the transitioning process.

It isn't entirely compassionately managed - the focus can at times be on the dramatic, rather than the crucial factors and experiences each of the group are facing and which feel most important to them - but every one of the guys and girls involved is an amazing and inspiring individual who deserves all the support they can get.

In the past few weeks, I've seen some of them be treated extremely cruelly online, and tolerate it admirably. Two of the guys, Lewis and Fox, are now seeking help to fund their top surgeries as local authorities won't pay for it until such time as they complete their lower surgeries - if they choose to.

If you would consider donating, or at least passing on the details so that others may consider doing so, I'm sure both of the guys would be really grateful. xo

Fox | Lewis

on 2011-11-22 12:34 am (UTC)
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Ugh. The way the NHS deals with transgender people drives me mad. You'd think the emphasis would be on that which is most visible to the rest of the world, which funnily enough isn't what is in a person's pants. And the lower surgery can be horrific and cause a lot of problems, making it a pretty big decision that not all trans people choose to go through. To say that you can't have the upper surgery without having a much more risky surgery first is diabolical, as is saying that chest surgery is 'just cosmetic' and doesn't fall into the realm of gender reassignment.

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