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Meet Blake-Jorden, 2018 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipient!

Congratulations to Blake-Jorden B.from Florida, who has been awarded $5,000 towards his gender-affirming surgery!

Blake-Jorden’s story, like so many others’ stories, was inspiring. In his application, he shared a lot of his story growing up and coming out as trans: his experiences being forced to wear femme clothing or wigs when around family, living with housing insecurity and sleeping in his car, his efforts rebuilding a relationship with his parents, and other struggles and triumphs. We were also touched by his reflection on how the Pulse tragedy impacted him. Blake-Jorden currently works as a costume character, which he shared makes binding his chest all the more hot and uncomfortable. He one day hopes to become a first responder/firefighter.

Point of Pride is also working closely with Blake-Jorden as he navigates recent obstacles with his insurance provider in getting his procedure covered.

Blake-Jorden is hopeful to have his surgery in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates!