Talk about a trans action! A former Navy surgeon says she will perform gender confirmation surgery — for free — for some members of the military affected by President Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers. Dr. Christine McGinn, herself transgender,told CNN's Michael Smerconish that any of her patients who were scheduled to receive the surgery before Trump's announcement will undergo the procedure free of charge. McGinn was previously nominated in 2000 for the Navy's flight surgeon of the year award during her tenure in the military. She also founded a transgender clinic in 2007 and has … [Read More...]
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The Jim Collins Foundation now offers two grant options. General Fund grants cover 100% of the medical fees associated with the gender-affirming surgery. Grants from the Krysallis Anne Hembrough Legacy Fund cover 50% of the medical fees associated with the gender-affirming surgery, and require each recipient to match each dollar of funds received from with a dollar of their own money or other money raised by the recipient. Applicants may only apply once per grant cycle and in their application must choose to be considered for either the General Fund or the Krysallis Anne Hembrough Legacy Fund.
The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-affirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-affirming surgery is impossible for most. Discrimination against transgender people is so prevalent that many transgender people struggle to survive, never mind save for surgery costs.