THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — On the heels of a recent Australian study indicating poor health conditions for many trans people, a newly formed group last week held their first meeting hoping to reverse these dismal conditions.
Based in Queensland, the Australian Trans Health Action Group hopes to convince the Australian government to cover the cost of SRS (sex reassignment surgery) and other treatments. They hope to educate people on SRS — erasing the misconception about it being “cosmetic surgery”.
Indeed, for many trans people, the surgery is paramount — their well-being, and lives are often dependent on it.
Spokesperson Melody Moore: “Urgent action is needed because there are trans people in Australia living with extremely high levels of anxiety and depression who are driven by the despair and desperation of not being able to get funding to access surgical and medical treatments, and often end up harming themselves or turning to suicide.”
Contact the Australian Trans Health Action Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
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