This fundraiser is for my top surgery to transition from female to male. Even though when I was born I was assigned to the female gender, I have had a feeling for a long time that I didn’t fit that category. I thought that this feeling may just be a manifestation of my hatred for my weight or my underlying attraction to women. I thought these feelings would go away when I came out as gay. I thought I would eventually be happy. However, this feeling of being outside my gender and not being able to connect with it has not only stayed with me, but it has gotten increasingly apparent. I’ve struggled with this for a while and have been doing research on this for years. For some time, I thought this interest just had something to do with my advocations on gay rights, but over the past year or so, I have realized I connect with the T part of LGBTQ – Transgender. I may have been born female anatomically, but my mental, emotional, and psychological parts are male. After all this research, I have made the decision to make the parts match my heart.
Top surgery is very expensive and not covered by insurance. I have been trying to save as much as I can by myself, but I need help to make my life what I've always imagined it to be.