Update 17 May: Trans Solidarity Fund / Dana Solidariti Transgender

Collectively we have raised RM 40,960.35 as of 12 May 2020. We have spent RM 39,820 for :

  • 623 requests for groceries from trans women in 19 districts, 12 states , RM 31,150
  • 11 requests for rent support, RM 5,620
  • 4 requests for medical support, RM 900
  • 5 requests for emergency & daily expenses, RM 2,150

*emergency includes diapers for elderly persons, diapers and baby formula for children, assistance to pay the MCO compound

We have also collected some information of the trans solidarity fund’s recipients for some analysis and our advocacy purposes. While financial support is critical in this moment, structural changes are extremely urgent to address the multiple forms of inequalities and marginalization faced by the trans people and sex workers.

Who have accessed or benefited from the trans solidarity fund?

  • Trans women between 19 – 82 years old in over 19 districts in 12 states in Malaysia
  • Cisgender women sex workers between 30 – 45 years old

Those who have accessed or benefited from the fund earn between RM 0 – RM 2,000 per month. About 20% of the recipients’ are either unemployed or have no stable income. Meanwhile over 48% of the recipients earn between RM 200 – 950.

Area of coverage

  1. Perak – Taiping
  2. Pahang – Kuantan, Bera, Bentong, Temerloh, Jengka
  3. Negeri Sembilan – Seremban
  4. Sarawak – Kuching
  5. Sabah – Kota Kinabalu, Semporna
  6. Johor – Muar
  7. Kelantan
  8. Terengganu – Kuala Terengganu, Dungun, Kemanan, Setiu
  9. Pulau Pinang
  10. Kedah – Alor Setar, Sungai Petani
  11. Kuala Lumpur (for rent only)
  12. Melaka (for rent only)


Secara kolektif, kita telah mengutip sebanyak RM 24,574.35 setakat 21 April. Sebanyak RM 21,820 telah digunakan untuk:

  • 623 pemintaan untuk barangan dapur oleh wanita transgender di 19 daerah, 12 negeri, RM 31,150
  • 10 permintaan untuk bantuan sewa, RM 5,620
  • 4 permintaan untuk bantuan perubatan, RM 900
  • 5 permintaan untuk kecemasan & perbelanjaan harian, RM 2,150

*kecemasan termasuklah lampin untuk golongan berusia, lampin dan susu bayi, bantuan bayaran kompaun PKP



rest in power Aleesha Farhana

4 years ago on 30th July 2011, Aleesha Farhana died of a heart attack and depression following a painful legal battle to just to be herself. rest in power Aleesha 🙂

“One of the bravest young women I will never know passed away in conditions of extreme physical distress and unimaginable mental anguish at approximately 5am on July the 30th, 2011. Her name was Aleesha Farhana.

Buoyed by the sanction of State, Religious Authority and Community, she was buried in a grave that will carry the wrong name; a name not hers by choice, because she was one of the few people on the planet that get to choose their own name to reflect the reality of their being. Aleesha had chosen to be a woman: the woman that she knew herself to be.” Omar Salahuddin, 31 July 2011, malaysian insider