Why haven't a group of trans people and/or allies come together to help transmen and women with the financial side of monitored, safe transitioning? It seems to me that the reason a lot of uninsured trans people (especially MTF) resort to self-meddling because of the high costs of seeing a qualified therapist. I feel like that shouldn't be a thing in 2016.
I know for FTM, there is a foundation for helping to cover the costs of top surgery (and maybe bottom surgery/hysto?). That's pretty cool, imo, but I think it'd be great for something more inclusive to help cover the costs of seeing a therapist and hormones and SRS for all trans people.
What gives, society?
Why haven't you done it yourself? Be an activist. Fundraise. Wave the flag of social justice and get some shekels thrown to you. Or, just sit here and shitpost about your feels and how society's bad for not helping people with a thing like this.
>In a world where money needs to be raised to fight real diseases like Ebola, Cancer and AIDS, why haven't people raised money to help people fulfill a sexuality issue?
It's a mystery OP.
I think that you are minimizing the spread of trans folk in the US, not to mention the fact that many trans folk are just trying to make the payments of therapy, HRT, & top and bottom surgeries on their own.
Even if one was to set up a committee to help out in one of the LGBT Cores, it would be super expensive at the beginning. There's a reason that non-profits are founded by one wealthy benefactor or a fairly large organization. And seeing how the general census still has squicky feelings when it comes to trans, it would be hard to gain traction in terms of fundraising.
That is to say, it's not impossible, but incredibly daunting to most.
You'd probably have more luck trying to increase medical awareness and legal protections to work against parents turning their tranny kids out on the street before they can even finish highschool and become an adult, also getting trans health insurance coverage back after conservative christians and radical feminists got it banned with a smear campaign and literal lies from a place of supposed authority. There's also housing and employment discrimination protection so trannies can't lose their homes and jobs at the drop of a hat because a bigot feels like it. Working to stop police discrimination against trannies wouldn't hurt either.
Really you have a whole systemic issue of discrimination at every level on your hands which leads to them not having money for transition even though the costs are relatively small in the big picture of healthcare costs.
there's a shitton of people on tumblr asking for handouts, often for transition stuff but also just rent/bills etc. some obviously don't get much, but some moderately popular people get hundreds or even thousands of dollars in donations. i think a lot of trans people who "make it" past transition are especially sympathetic to those who are struggling.
And how many rich transgender people do you know compared to rich cis men? That's what I thought.
Even so, if trans people had money to give it should be towards trans help because they of all people know that struggle, but that's not what happens.
You really can't tell people where to spend their money, only people with that money can choose to make that choice. That's why there are retards on DA and other art sites that spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on digital drawings.