My boyfriend, Dylan (pictured above) and I have created a top surgery fundraiser after one year of being together and almost two years of him being on T. We are both offering so many gifts to our donors; from handwritten thank you letters to care packages. I have a shop where I make jewelry and embellish clothing, Coco Pourri, and I am offering quite a few things to donors. I was also very lucky to have pretty cool Etsy shops donate a few of their goods to us to give to our donors as well! Glitter Wurst is donating zines and The Pissed is donating pins! There are more small businesses that will so generously be donating as well (in a way, as my personal way of helping out small businesses by helping them with advertising)! Stay tuned for that by checking back from time to time!
hey me and my boyfriend are trying raise money for top surgery for the both of us, which is a grand total for 20,000 USD! i have a t-shirt shop and proceeds i get from selling shirts like those above also will help go towards that goal!
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On the left is Richie, my fiancé, about a year and a half into our relationship and pre-t. He had come out as trans to me about a few months prior to that. On the right is Richie 4 years later and almost 3 years on testosterone. We’ve been together almost 5 years now and his birthday is coming up.
I created a secret top surgery fund for him in hopes to surprise him for his birthday on August 30th. I’m not at all expecting $5000 to be raised by then, in fact, I don’t have any kind of expectation towards the amount raised before his birthday. I just wanted to get this started for him as a surprise to remind him that there are so many people that love him and support him and are wishing him a happy birthday and I know any amount donated would be the best birthday surprise he could ever receive.
Right now, Richie doesn’t believe that top surgery will ever be a reality for him and I want to change that incredibly dangerous mind set. A whopping 41% of trans* people attempt suicide. Richie’s dysphoria, negativity and hopelessness has been growing at an alarming rate. I want to do everything I can to prevent and/or limit the amount of pain he has to deal with on a daily basis. Top surgery would undoubtably eliminate a big chunk of it.
Richie has been medically transitioning for almost 3 years. He has identified as trans for about 4 years. In that time, he has seen so many of his friends within the community get top surgery and it has been a silent struggle for him. He has become more reclusive, isolated and depressed. I don’t want Richie to ever feel inhibited by his body and/or isolated because of it. This year for his birthday, I want him to truly believe that top surgery is entirely possible for him and unquestionably going to happen in the near future. I can’t do that alone, so I’m reaching out to his family, friends, my followers on tumblr, as well as any kind strangers who may know what it feels like to deal with dysphoria or just want to help out an amazing guy who has done so much for others. I honestly can’t imagine anything better than knowing that we all helped make it possible for him to live happily, authentically and without fear or insecurity of his identity, by contributing to the single most liberating and defining moment in his life. I know top surgery will change his life forever and I know that it is something that will give him back that contagious spark and thirst for life that he used to have and remind him that he once thought the world was beautiful and it still is.
Please spread the word by reblogging and if you’re capable of donating anything, you have no idea how much it is appreciated. No amount is too little so please do not feel embarrassed if you can only donate a dollar or two, I’m still just as humbled by your generosity.
For those of you who have already donated and/or have been reblogging and sharing this with your followers or friends, I am forever indebted to you all.The link to donate:http://www.gofundme.com/topsecrettopsurgery
I will not stop reblogging this until he doesn’t ever have to worry about wearing a binder for 12+ hours a day and come home with bruises on his back, or be afraid that someone will see the outline of his binder through his shirt and be outed, or doesn’t have to close his eyes whenever he takes a shower because the sight of his chest right now makes him feel further disconnected from his body. This is no way to live and as his partner, I can’t sit idly by and allow him to continue half-living like this.
I’ve gotten in touch with Rodeoh.com, thanks to an amazing follower Stefanie. They have agreed to offer a $25 gift certificate to all contributors of $100 or more!!
If you haven’t, check out the website, there are so many great products from rodeoh and hopefully this will encourage more people to donate for a great cause!
SIGNAL BOOST. Let’s keep this going! I’ve seen pictures of random pretty girls get hundreds of thousands of reblogs and likes. Let’s like and reblog something that will potentially change someone’s life forever. You can make an impact that significant and powerful in a strangers life, it’s your choice and you can make that choice right now by reblogging the hell out if this.
I know we still have a month left but there’s still a long long ways to go. We need to raise $3266 in the next 30 days, guys! That’s about $108 a day. I know it’s an ambitious goal but if you can spare $5, please please do. I can’t stress how much every little donation counts and adds up. If everyone who reblogged or liked this was capable of donating a dollar, Richie’s top surgery goal would have been met by now.
Before you just hit the like and/or reblog button and move on, I urge you to seriously consider if you can spare a couple dollars. I would never ask for help if I didn’t need it. Right now, I need it more than ever.
sadly can’t spare any money right now but signal boosting the hell out f this good luck.
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Top Surgery T-Shirt Sale
I’m shooting for surgery in March, and every little helps reach that goal. If you like the shirt, please consider buying one and lending a hand. Four days to find four people!
Hey its me. I’m collecting money for my top surgery. :) reblog or tell your mates about it :) thanks :)
my boyfriend is currently trying to save/raise money for top surgery!
I know none of you may know him but this really means a lot to him. Please signal boost! We aren’t trying to make anyone feel obligated to donate but even spreading the word helps. There is no minimum, you could donate a dollar if you want to even donate; really any little thing helps. Thanks!
My name is Brandon. I am a 20-year-old trans guy living in Atlanta. I currently work part-time and am looking for another job while trying to go back to school. All the money I earn from working goes straight to paying rent and bills. However, top surgery is something that, I feel, needs to happen in order for me to get through school in one piece, so I started a fundraiser with some unique perks to help get together the money so I can have this life-changing surgery.
Please reblog and spread the word!