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Meet Destiny

Destiny's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Destiny (she/her) is a Black trans woman and activist. She shared, "It's hard trying to achieve so many things relating to my transition, including physical changes and surgery due to how expensive it all is. It's been a struggle for me."

Destiny describes herself as a a community mother to many queer folks in her live, and uses her personal space to house trans folks who need support. "I'm excited for post-op life," she said, "and to have that sense of completeness that has been missing: to wear what I wanted to and to express myself fully."

Destiny's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 22, 2022

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

    October 1, 2022

    Destiny was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

TikTok-a-Thon grantee

About Estrogen+

On average, it costs $1,700+/year for Destiny's care.

What is it?

Estrogen+ refers to the gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT) methods that some trans women, trans femme, 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?

Estogen+ introduces a wide range of feminizing 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.