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Meet DeKarai, 2023 Annual Trans Surgery Fund Recipient


Congratulations to DeKarai, who has been awarded $12,000 towards his gender-affirming surgery!

DaKarai (he/him) is a 23-year-old trans man seeking bottom surgery. He had started saving money for surgery, but due to unforeseen complications with his wife's pregnancy, all money went toward making sure they both survived the birth. He's created multiple GoFundMe's and tried other fundraising avenues, but was unfortunately still unable to raise enough money towards his healthcare. As a result, his depression and dysphoria started to win.

DeKarai is a first-time father to a beautiful baby boy. After becoming a father, he understands the importance of family and mental health, and plans to give back to his community after earning his Ph.D. in psychology. His dream is to provide affordable care and support for LGBTQ+ kids and their families. 

He shares, "I am excited for the feeling of completeness that I've been longing for since the beginning of my transition. I'm ready to finally feel like myself." 

DaKarai will have surgery with Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher and the Gallagher Center in the coming months. This year, we welcome The Gallagher Center as a proud sponsor of Point of Pride’s Annual Trans Surgery Fund. We are so grateful for the work Dr. Gallagher does to provide gender-affirming surgeries for the trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse community.