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Meet Peyton


Peyton's story

HRT Access Fund recipient

When Peyton (she/her) left high school early to attend college she had time to think about my identity during my first semester. She came from an intolerant family and background, so every expression of her search was met with abuse. She came out in the local newspaper in Bermuda a year later, as a means of showing my fellow LGBT Bermudians they weren’t alone and could be proud as well. Since there are no trans specialists in Bermuda, when Peyton arrived in the USA for university, she was ecstatic for the ability to start her transition and searched endlessly for a means to achieve it. Peyton says, “Point of Pride and Plume have provided me with the next step to becoming who I truly am. My gratitude and joy are beyond description. I hope that my story with Point of Pride can bring hope and happiness to those in similar positions with similar stories and feelings and that Point of Pride and Plume can be their light in the cave.”

Peyton's timeline

  • Award Granted

    December 31, 2020

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

    January 3, 2021

    Peyton was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

About Estrogen+

On average, it costs $1,700+/year for Peyton'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.