My name is Corrie, I am Transgender. I go with the pronoun of He/him. I am trying to raise money in order for me to start with my transition. In order to be successful, I need you as the community's help.
Because of the large number of people who need the public system to meet their basic healthcare needs, trans health is a non-event. By this, I mean: should you have to use this system for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the waiting list is about 5 years long. Obtaining support for gender-affirming surgery is even more challenging. Should you wish to have top surgery through the public system, for example, the wait is 25 years. This is largely because any transition-related surgery is deemed to be cosmetic, and thus only one procedure is performed annually.
I am not able to afford private care, as I am the only person working, and I have a lot of other responsibilities. I first need to start with Testosterone in order to get the process going. But as you have read above it will take about 5 years if I make use of a Government facility.
I am asking you as the community to please donate towards my transition. It will be highly appreciated.