Point of Pride’s Transgender Surgery Fund Scholarship Accepting Applications

Point of Pride2017 Point of Pride scholarship recipient, Gabriel (third from left), with Point of Pride’s leadership and volunteers; Photo PoP at Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference

Point of Pride (PoP), a non-profit organization serving the transgender community, is now accepting applications to its Annual Transgender Surgery Fund.

Applications close November 30, 2018, and recipients will be announced in early 2019. To date, PoP has awarded over $45,500 in financial aid to recipients.

“Every trans person deserves safe and complete access to gender-affirming care,” said Aydian Dowling, Board President and co-founder of Point of Pride. “Community fundraising programs like this one are critical in helping all trans folks can get the assistance they need to live more authentically.”

This scholarship-like program provides direct financial aid to trans people in need of gender-affirming procedures they cannot otherwise afford.

Jeffrey Main, Board Secretary and co-founder, added: “With our current political climate and the uncertain future of health care in the United States, we hope this program not only helps as many folks as possible to afford the care they so urgently need but also raises awareness to the challenges we face as a community in getting that care.”

To learn more and apply, visit https://pointofpride.org/annual-transgender-surgery-fund.

Point of Pride was officially founded as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November 2016. The organization started as a part of Aydian Dowling’s clothing company, Point 5cc, which previously ran the Surgery Fund as early as 2012. As the demand from the community increased, the separation of these services became a dedicated non-profit (PoP).

About Point of Pride:

Point of Pride is a volunteer-operated non-profit organization serving the international transgender community. Point of Pride offers an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund, a free chest binder donation program, a free trans femme shapewear donation program, an electrolysis support program, and other community-building support initiatives for trans youth and adults around the world.

[This News Release first appeared on the Nov. 8, 2018 issue of The Rainbow Times.]

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