Perpetual Help Group
Supporting trans+ persons from smaller towns in the process of transition
“We live because someone helped us once – and that’s why we understand how important mutual help is.”
About the group
The Perpetual Help Group is an anarcho-queer self-help collective. Its members take time off work and school to support queer persons – both each other and others who ask for support.
The collective’s activities include, among others, assistance in finding and paying for a visit to specialists friendly to transgender persons; purchase of accessories that help to deal with gender dysphoria in a safe way; queer support shifts around the holidays.
The foundations of the group’s activities are intersectionality, radical trust, and empathy. The group understands transition as a life-saving process.
“We want to help trans* persons start a transition (often expected for years) under the supervision of specialists who we know will not harm them”
About the action
The group receives many requests for support from outside large urban centres, where access to specialist, transgender-friendly care can be (and indeed often is!) hindered.
As part of the MiniGrant, they will help organize a trip to a proven person specializing in transgender issues, pay for the visit, the travel costs, and accommodation in a hostel. They will support persons as much as they need to.
Grant amount: PLN 4 900