Trans women, trans feminine, and feminine gender non-conforming people are often targeted in public for harassment and death threats.
This can make it impossible for many to find work or attend work as well as have a social life. Due to the harassment on public transport, many may spend what they can on taxis or avoid going out completely. At present, Action for Trans Health offers grants to trans and gender variant people to access healthcare and some of this can include travel costs to Gender Identity Clinics, but we want to do more.
This bursary will provide an opportunity for trans women and trans feminine gender non-conforming people to live their lives. Even a small bursary could provide travel assistance for a night out or even emergency assistance in a crisis.
It's important for people within the LGBT community and who are supportive of the LGBT community as a whole to not only recognise that trans women and gender non-conforming people face a huge proportion of the violence and murder targeted at our community worldwide, but also that we do more than mourning the loss of trans people on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
We should also provide the means for trans women and trans feminine gender non-conforming people to live.
This bursary is a small step, but it's a step we can take.