Trans people crowdfound to transition as the state does not support them

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Trans people on Twitter have been using the #TransCrowdFund hashtag to find money for trans people who cannot allow themselves to transition and who are tired of waiting for years to have their transition founded by the state. Thousands of trans-related crowdfunders have been set up on sites like GoFundMe, with emotional pleas from people across the world who are out of other options to gain access to the required treatment. Some are seeking to raise thousands to cover the cost of gender confirmation surgery, while others need smaller sums, for hormonal treatment and breast binders. Experts have long warned about the exponential growth in backlogs for NHS gender identity services, which have left over-burdened and under-resourced Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) with waiting lists of several years for initial appointments. Many people don’t even apply to state clinics knowing that they could wait for years, while private clinics do the same procedure almost immediately.

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