I am Lendi Mustafa, I'm turning 23 and I live in Kosovo, Pristina. I am an activist for LGBTI+ rights in Kosovo but I'm also focused on the feminist movement. For almost 7 years now I have dedicated my life on LGBTI+ issues, working individually and also through different NGO's. Most people know me as "the first transman to come out publicly". I came out publicly 4 years ago as a transgender guy so I could reach out more LGBTI people and let others know they are not the only ones.
I started transitioning 1 year and a half ago even though in Kosovo it's not possible to start transitioning so I'm traveling to Skopje for my hormone therapy. After I started transitioning my gender dysphoria got worse. I'm catching myself not feeling complete. Sometimes I can't look at my own body. It's affecting my life a lot lately. Sometimes I am struggling to go through the day without avoiding certain situations or places. I believe that having my first surgeries would make my life a lot easier (Mastectomy or chest removal) I was sure I'd make it all by my own and find a way to finish my surgery.
Now, I am creating this GoFundMe because I finally admitted to myself that I can't do it on my own. The surgeries cost a lot. It's almost impossible for a normal citizen of Kosovo to afford that. I wanto to finally ask for help, live a fulfilled life and keep on setting an example for others. The surgery would mean everything to me.
- arzije asani
- Leorat Leci
- Karin Hernmarck
- Seide R
- Dita Toska
Zürich, ZH, Switzerland