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In celebration of National Coming Out Day, I am starting a yearly giveaway during the month of October for members of genderqueer, genderquestioning, trans* community. The purpose of this giveaway is to help fellow community members access gender-confirming gear. Please note that I am merely a lowly graduate student who feels passionate about helping fellow trans* folk access the care, support, and dignity they deserve regardless if they are out or not. (My contribution may be small, but I know that it might help someone else.) Thus, the giveaway is valued at a maximum of $50US toward the purchase of a packer, STP, binder, breast forms or other gender affirming gear (including the cost of shipping).
To be considered for the giveaway, applicants should be prepared to submit some information about themselves. Please note that any information you send will be treated with the greatest care and your personal information will not be distributed or shared in anyway. (At the end of the giveaway, all material will be destroyed and deleted.) To be considered for the giveaway, please note that you must be a US resident, identify as a member of the genderqueer, multigendered, gender-questioning, transgender communities (no requirement to be out or visible, or to be “certain” that you are trans* etc). Strong preference is given to applicants with financial hardship. Please note that committee members would like to use some of your responses to help generate awareness of trans* issues with your permission.
Please email your (brief!) answers to the following questions to email@example.com before October 21st, 2013 at 11:59pm:
1. Preferred name and pronoun
2. Mailing address or a location where you may receive mail. Email address and phone number (if you don’t have one, we can try to communicate via email).
3. Why are you applying to the giveaway? If financial hardship is an issue, be sure to mention that in your response.
4. What sort of device/gear do you need? How much is it? What size do you need? Provide links and item SKUs/model numbers.
5. Optional: Racial or ethnic identities, ability status, or other identities that you feel would provide context for your application/answers.
Pick one (1) of the following:
6A. What are your thoughts about “National Coming Out Day” and how does your perspective about this queer holiday apply to own identity/identities and/or visibility?
6B. What is one of the biggest issues facing the trans* community today?
[Note: A variety of social, cultural, or political perspectives are encouraged to apply, not just those that might align with committee members’ values!]
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Trans* Gear Giveaway Contest! Check it out!