RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Gia Gunn has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of her gender transition.
Gunn, who competed on Season 6 of Drag Race, came out as transgender last March.
Her coming out was years in the works, she recalled: Gunn knew she was trans since she was 5 years old.
“Once I discovered transitioning to the opposite gender was an option, I committed to that journey and dreamed of modifying my body to match my true self,” she wrote on her GoFundMe page. “I’ve spent the last 10 years working hard toward this journey of self-discovery and am so grateful to all who have generously shared your continuous support and love, which has allowed me to reach a point of genuine happiness.”
Now, she’s ready to begin her gender-affirming surgery journey—with a little financial help from her fans.
On her crowdfunding page, Gunn broke down her expected expenses, including surgery costs, hospital fees, and post-op care. The costs total about $30,000, something she can’t afford out-of-pocket.
“Unfortunately, surgery is very expensive, especially to do it safely and successfully,” she wrote. “There are times in our life when we need to ask for help and for me, this is one of those times.”
On Instagram and YouTube, Gunn is documenting her gender transition under the hashtag #30DaysInTransition. “I hope by sharing my experiences, you are inspired to pursue your own dreams and to be your authentic self,” she added.
In just one day, she’s raised more than $2,600 of her $30,000 goal.
Here’s hoping Gunn reaches her fundraising goal—best of luck, queen!