Point of Pride Launches Surgery Fund and Donation Programs for Transgender Community

Point of PrideAydian Ethan Dowling’s company Point 5cc: International Transgender Clothing and Apparel has provided monetary & other tangible donations to the trans community for years. Now with Point of Pride’s launch, he continues his mission of giving back, while working as an activist, soon-to-be wellness trainer, and an avid vlogger, documenting his transtition & overall journey as a trans man. Watch Aydian’s videos in YouTube.

International Non-Profit for the Transgender Community; Point of Pride is for Trans people in need who may apply for funding for gender-affirming surgeries, request free chest compression binders, or request free breast forms/prosthetic inserts

EUGENE, Ore.—Today, Point of Pride has begun accepting applications for its annual Transgender Surgery Fund, which offers financial assistance to trans people who cannot afford a gender-affirming surgery.

Any transgender person in financial need seeking surgery, who does not have medical insurance (or whose surgeries are not covered by their insurance), may apply for this assistance at www.pointofpride.org/surgery-fund. Applications close November 31, and finalists will be announced January 2017.

Aydian Dowling, Board President for Point of Pride, stated: “Last year, the Surgery Fund received an incredible 637 applications from trans people around the world and in need of support, and we anticipate over 1,000 applications this year. This illustrates how important community fundraising programs like this one are until all trans folks can get the coverage and assistance they need with gender-affirming surgery.”

Jeffrey Main, Board Secretary for Point of Pride, added: “Every applicant deserves safe and complete access to surgery. We will work tirelessly to support as many applicants as we can and expand our reach each year. Last year we donated $4,600 to people in need, and this year our fundraising goal is $10,000.”

Point of Pride also offers two donation programs year-round for the trans community, free for those in need: a chest compression (binder) program and free breast forms/prosthetic inserts program. To apply or learn more, visit www.pointofpride.org.

About Point of Pride:

Point of Pride works to benefit transgender people in need through gender-confirming support programs that empower them to live more authentically. In conjunction with Point 5cc, an international clothing and apparel company for the trans community, Point of Pride has donated 900+ free new and gently used chest binders and donated thousands of dollars through the Annual Transgender Surgery Fund.

[From a News Release]

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