I am Rehaan (name changed), a transgender man.. born and brought up in a small district of Uttar Pradesh, where I have been a victim of workplace discrimination and harassment, as well as experiencing transphobic abusive and violent behavior by natal family. I had to leave my parents' house and some jobs too because of toxic environment for a transgender person. However, till now I tried my best to live a dignified life on my own. I moved from that small district of Uttarpradesh to Delhi and started working for myself and other gender minorities like myself. I also started my university education again. During the second lockdown, my rented house in Delhi became a safe- shelter for some other trans* people and I was helping others with my salary.. but perhaps the marginalized people have to struggle and compromise at every step to survive in the mainstream society. This time I decided to resist rather than suffer silently and because of this I was compelled to leave my job. After losing the job I somehow tried to find another job but in July, 2021 after meeting a road accident in which my head and ribs were injured things got tougher for me. Presently I do not have any source of livelihood and my savings are also exhausted. so far in adverse circumstances, my mental health is deteriorating. I am battling with depression, suicidal thoughts and body dysphoria. At the moment I am not able to afford my mental health therapy, my medical expenses... I have also had to leave my rented accommodation in Delhi. So I am looking for a fundraiser. I need around Rs 150000 for my mental health therapy, my medical expenses, my second year university fees and other needs.
This amount is huge for me but if you all contribute a little then I will be able to manage it and once again I will be able to stand up for a new life with new confidence. I am requesting all of you for your kindness and contribution. Every penny counts and your support will give me the courage to fight for my rights and justice.
Love & Respect,