Tara Foundation

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The Tara Foundation was a charity organization dedicated to the support of low-income and disabled transsexual people.

Origins[edit]

The foundation was started in 2001 with the assistance of a $10,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation. As of April 2008, the Foundation appears to be defunct.

Focus[edit]

The main focus of the Tara Foundation was to provide financial assistance to both transsexual male-to-female women and transsexual female-to-male men for sex reassignment surgery. Specifically, this assistance was aimed at disabled and low-income transsexual individuals. The Foundation stated that most insurance companies do not cover transsexual related treatments and maintained that the procedures are "medically necessary and life-changing" as opposed to elective or cosmetic.

The foundation also advocated the advancement of civil rights for transgender people, social acceptance, and the elimination of discrimination toward transgender people.

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