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06 March 2012 @ 10:14 am
[dw]fund_jcollins auction  
Just a quick signal boost for the [community profile] fund_jcollins auction, which closes tomorrow at 1pm EST!

"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-confirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-confirming 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. Even for those who have health insurance, coverage is systematically denied. Many insurance policies contain a “Transsexual Exclusion Clause” which excludes all medical procedures related to a person’s transgender status. For many transgender people, access to surgery is out of reach.

The Jim Collins Foundation raises money to fund gender-confirming surgeries for those transgender people who need surgery to live a healthy life, but have no ability to pay for it themselves. We recognize that for those people who require surgery for a healthy gender transition, lack of access to surgery may result in hopelessness, depression, and sometimes, suicide. The Jim Collins Foundation is a community-based initiative promoting the self-determination and empowerment of all transgender people"

There are a lot of great offers up over there, including a handful of podfics. The podfic offering thread is here.

I'm offering a podfic of a fic up to 5,000 words, which I'm willing to split between as many as 3 fics. My offering is here!

Hats off to [personal profile] keenquing for getting this auction started, and to tinypinkmousefor stepping in to help with the mod duties and keeping this auction alive!