Jim Collins Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds gender-confirming surgeries for transgender people, today announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. JCF’s new board members, with backgrounds in psychology, medicine, and diversity training, have already worked for years with the transgender community through advocacy, direct service, and public speaking. “We are thrilled to have the addition of such … [Read more...]

$12,000 Raised For Jim Collins Foundation from NYC Screening of Just Gender 

The Jim Collins Foundation is pleased to announce that more than $12,000 was raised from a New York City screening of Just Gender. The educational documentary was produced and directed by George Zuber, narrated by Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Bebe Neuwirth, and includes interviews with many transgender leaders and community members, including JCF Vice President Dru Levasseur.George Zuber is an ally who took it upon himself to find out more … [Read more...]

NYC Premier Benefitting JCF

A Special Screening Buddha Dog Productions and Kino Lorber EDU Present: Just Gender: Identity is more than meets the eye When: Monday, June 9th, 2014 7:00 PM Where: Chelsea Cinemas 260 West 23rd Street New York City, NY 10011 A 30 minute panel discussion will follow 100% of the proceeds will benefit Tickets:  www.our-fund.org/jimcollins … [Read more...]

Jim Collins Foundation Announces A Record Number of Grantees

Jim Collins Foundation Announces A Record Number of Grantees Calls For Donations, Opens New Grant Cycle April 1, 2014 (New York, NY) – The Jim Collins Foundation is thrilled to announce a record number of grantees and is now accepting applications for the next grant cycle. Founded in 2008 by two transgender men, the Jim Collins Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization with a mission to fund gender-confirming surgeries. The … [Read more...]

2014 JCF Grantee PoetHeather

As a 45-year-old, married, disabled veteran who is unable to work, I thought I had perhaps gone as far as I could in my transition until I won the lotto or managed to sell a book or something. I did what I could, helping with the Transgender American Veterans Association, as well as my local support group. I also went to a few conferences and talked about writing as well as TAVA. I tried to get involved. When my health started declining I … [Read more...]

2014 Jim Collins Grantee Cassie LeGrave

Every day prior to my surgery was like a living nightmare.  Most of my earliest memories include asking my mother when I was going to be 'fixed' so I would be like the other girls.  She would always reply in the same way, "You're not a girl."  I couldn't have the things I really wanted, I could never wear the things I wanted to wear, and I thought I was never going to be the person I knew I was inside. As I got older, I went into acting and … [Read more...]