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Meet Felix

Felix's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Felix (he/him) shared, "All my life, I have know deep inside that I was a trans man. As I got older, it got much harder to be happy with the outside not matching the inside. Suffering from fibromyalgia made it hard to keep a steady income, and little by little, I started to lose hope that I would ever be able to see the real me in the mirror."

Felix describes himself as a caring person with a wonderful partner and three awesome dogs. He looks forward to feeling more comfortable in the skin he's in. "With this grant, I have hope that I can finally see the real me when I look in the mirror."

Felix's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 29, 2022

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

    September 15, 2022

    Felix was seen by his HRT/GaHT provider.
  • Update

    December 27, 2022

    Felix shared, "It means everything to me. It allows me to be who I truly am without reservations. I am a hairy man lol".
  • Update

    January 9, 2023

    Felix shared, "It's given me reason to stay alive as well as be genuinely happy. As I continue to grow into the person I truly am with HRT, I feel more confident and determined to do what I am passionate about."

Grant details

$1,200 towards gender-affirming care.

TikTok-a-Thon grantee

About Testosterone+

On average, it costs $1,200+/year for Felix'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.