30,000 people (about a thousand which came from Unicorn Booty readers right here!) have helped a transgender musician from Alberta, Canada win 90.3 Amp Radio’s Breast Summer Ever contest!
We knew a contest in which women competed for a shot at breast augmentation surgery would be controversial, but we believed the positive potential of helping a trans woman to become more of her true self outweighed the negatives (i.e. ladies fighting for new boobs), and we threw our votes and readers behind Avery, who ended up securing 76% of the votes in the entire contest!
The landslide winner of a radio station’s controversial breast implant contest is a transgender Calgarian.
In an interview with the radio station, Avery said she is transitioning from a male to a female and having breast implants would mean she wouldn’t “have to face so much bigotry on a daily basis.”
Alberta delisted sex change surgeries as a covered medical procedure in 2009 to save the government $700,000 a year.
Avery told the radio station she is paying for hormone treatment therapy and didn’t think she would be able to afford breast implants.
“Basically all the funding has been cut off for transgender people to get sexual reassignment, so right now I have to pay all out of my own pocket,” she said.
“As far as the surgery, I didn’t even think I’d ever be able to get this done. So that is just awesome.”
You go girl. And thank you immensely to all of the UB readers who cast their vote and shared this story to help Avery win.
I’m proud of you all!