Why is this news? Because it’s a polite treatment of Hinoi Tonkin, a transwoman who is making a “Hail Mary” effort to get cosmetic surgery prior to her SRS. What I found telling is that the United Kingdom’s NHS is not funding her surgery because apparently she doesn’t suffer from significant enough mental distress. This is important to highlight – although I’ve read many transwomen write “damn, I wish the US was like the UK so my SRS would be paid for,” remember that nothing is free, and there are still many hoops to jump through.
Transsexual computer programmer Hinoi Tonkin enters Deal Or No Deal to fund surgery ahead of sex swap | Mail Online.