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Meet Luna

Luna's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Luna (she/her) is a trans woman living in one of the most conservative areas of Texas. "My journey to get care has kind of been nothing but hitting a brick wall," she shares. "At one point I remember even wanting to give up, thinking there was no hope for me to get the treatment I need."

Luna is most excited to be able to use the appropriate bathrooms with more safety, and to wear the clothing that gives her full confidence. She is hopeful that she'll have more people in her life that will accept her for who she is. Luna loves to make music and has dreamt of becoming a rapper since a young age. She also loves to play video games and make gaming content on the Internet to share with friends and others.

Luna's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

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

    October 15, 2023

    Luna 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 Luna'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.