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2024 Electrolysis Support Fund: Recipients Awarded $376,750

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Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Together, 181 recipients have been awarded a total of $376,750 in financial assistance towards their gender-affirming electrolysis and laser hair removal services. 

At a glance:

  • 96% of recipients are trans femme.
  • 57% of recipients are people of color.
  • 60% of recipients are living with a disability or chronic illness.
  • 1 in 2 recipients are living in high-risk states for anti-trans legislation.
  • 3 in 4 recipients have dealt with housing insecurity, either now or in the past.
  • 24% of recipients are trans young people ages 18-24.
  • 12% of recipients are over the age of 45.
  • 60% have dealt with discrimination from a healthcare provider, either now or in the past.
  • 64% have dealt with discrimination from an employer, either now or in the past.
  • 12% have experienced incarceration.
  • As of today's announcement, 48% of recipients have already utilized at least part of their grant award!

Below are the first published recipients of the 2024 cohort. Please stay tuned as we continue to share more recipient stories!



This cycle, we received 485 applications, meaning 39% of applicants were awarded funding. That said, every person deserves access to necessary and affirming healthcare, which makes the process of selecting recipients with our limited financial resources—paired with the current political attacks against trans healthcare—extremely challenging.

Thank you

This is by far the largest amount of financial aid awarded in a single cycle of the Electrolysis Support Fund.

This life-changing impact is made possible thanks to Mercury, Jory, and the tens of thousands of donors and supporters who have generously supported our mission through the TikTok-a-Thon for Trans Health. 

"Most of the donors who contribute to our mission are trans individuals or allies—many individuals chipping in small amounts to make a huge difference in the lives of our recipients," says Jeff Main, Executive Director. "I'm continually reminded that trans people are not just resilient: we are deeply committed to taking care of one another."

"To our donors, Community Grantmaking Fellows, volunteers and supporters: thank you so much for your generosity in your donations, time, and talent to make this all possible."

Looking to the future

Applications for the next cycle will be accepted online beginning January 1, 2025. On our program webpage, you can learn more and sign up for an email alert to be reminded to apply.