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Meet Kameron

Kameron's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Kameron (he/him) is a Black trans man who first came out at age 17. After living with depression, loss, and financial struggles for many years, he was finally able to start his transition; unfortunately, due to financial strain, there were times where Kameron had to miss taking his medicine for weeks at a time. Eventually, he had to stop HRT altogether. Now with this grant, Kameron shares, "This grant is such a relief; knowing I won't have to worry about how I'm going to pay for my medicine for a year is a dream come true." As a Black trans man, Kameron has encountered challenges: "Walking this path in life [as a person of color] makes it feel like we have so many cards against us. Being trans adds another target on our backs. But in spite of that, I live my life to the fullest. I am so proud to be a part of this community."

Kameron's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 1, 2021

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

    October 20, 2021

    Kameron was seen by his HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,200 towards gender-affirming care.

About Testosterone+

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