Pride Fundraiser for HRT Access
To celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride and support access to trans healthcare across the USA, nonbinary pop musician Medusa is raising funds for the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition’s HRT Care Fund. This fund redistributes financial resources from allies in and out of the LGBTQIA+ community to support transgender, nonbinary, and intersex folx to access hormone replacement therapy care through FOLX. HRT Care Fund grants cover 12 months of hormone replacement therapy, including clinical visits and messaging, labs, and prescription medication. 80% of grants are reserved for BIPOC.
With 49 states introducing 556 anti-trans bills this year, including 80 which have passed into law, the LGBTQIA+ community is still fighting to exist, live, and love authentically. Black and Indigenous trans people of color in particular need allies now more than ever.
According to the National LGBTQ Task force, Black transgender are more likely to endure extreme poverty, with 34 percent reporting a household income of less than $10,000 per year. This is more than twice the rate for transgender people of all races (15 percent), four times the general Black population rate (9 percent), and eight times the general U.S. population rate (4 percent).
From Medusa: “I endured a decade-long eating disorder trying to make living in my body bearable, before finally being exposed to trans representation. Learning I’m trans saved my life; without representation and healthcare, I wouldn’t be here. I never thought I’d make it past 27 years old. Now, at 28, I’m three-years recovered and the happiest I’ve ever been. Every trans person deserves the same: to feel at home in their body and to live a happy, authentic, fulfilling life.”