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Meet Billie

Billie's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Billie (they/them) is a disabled BIPOC trans man who came out in 2015 and first started HRT in Florida in 2018. "HRT has been really life-saving for me, and I'm glad I started when I did," shares Billie. "It helps me feel more comfortable in my skin, and more like my true authentic self." Billie is an adoptee and works from home full-time.

Billie's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

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

    September 29, 2023

    Billie was seen by their 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 Billie'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.