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Meet Anthony

Anthony's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Anthony (he/him) is a disabled trans man of color who has been seeking testosterone HRT for a long time. He has faced significant barriers with transportation to get to care providers as well as finances due to education and healthcare costs. "Being on testosterone will increase my confidence greatly, and help me feel more comfortable with who I am," he shares.

Anthony is a volunteer tutor for under-represented students in computer science. He also works in data science, working with educational data to improve pedagogical instruction.

Anthony's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

    Anthony was awarded a grant toward HRT/GaHT!
  • HRT Onboarding Date

    January 8, 2024

    Anthony was seen by his HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,200 towards gender-affirming care.

TikTok-a-Thon grantee

About Testosterone+

On average, it costs $1,200+/year for Anthony's care.

What is it?

Testosterone+ refers to the gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT) methods that some trans men, trans masc, and non-binary people take that result in physical changes which align with their gender identity. Every person's preferences and personal healthcare needs vary, so this can include oral medications, injections, and transdermal patches.

How accessible is it for trans folks to receive this care?

For trans folks who live in states most impacted by anti-trans healthcare legislation, it can be extremely difficult to find a knowledgeable, trans-affirming provider as well as access prescription medication. Many insurance plans do not cover HRT. For trans folks without insurance coverage, the ongoing out-of-pocket expense can be challenging.

What is the impact of this care on the recipient’s life?

Testosterone+ introduces a wide range of masculinizing physical, emotional, and psychological changes that align with their gender identity. This often leads to a more positive emotional well-being, increased confidence, increased safety when in public, and better opportunities at employment and more.