Right now Floridians are grappling with SB254, which bans gender-affirming care for transgender people under the age of 18 and also impacts access to affirming healthcare for transgender adults. This bill came after months of access being chipped away, a result of recent state administrative actions targeting access for transgender-related healthcare, including for people under the age of 18 and for adults who accessed their care through Medicaid coverage. Clinics have been forced to halt offering gender-affirming care services.
On June 21 a federal judge ruled that the sections of SB254 blocking gender-affirming care for transgender youth are unconstitutional, and many providers have resumed care for trans youth. In the meantime, restrictions on transgender adults are still being challenged in court.
These restrictions pose financial and health risks for transgender patients and their families who need this care – this page provides information and resources to impacted families.
The Campaign for Southern Equality is working with Equality Florida, Southern Legal Counsel, and other partners across Florida to provide resources and information to impacted families. Please use this form below to request more information and we will be in touch.
Patient Navigation Support for Out-of-State Care
Looking to identify a provider of gender-affirming care outside of Florida? The Campaign for Southern Equality, Southern Legal Counsel, and Equality Florida can help talk you through your situation, identify affirming providers in other states, and support in other ways. To get in touch, fill out the intake form below.
Emergency Grants for Impacted Families
The Campaign for Southern Equality, in partnership with Equality Florida and Southern Legal Counsel, is facilitating rapid response emergency grants of $500 to help those directly impacted by anti-transgender attacks during this challenging time. Grants can be made to the parent/caregiver of an impacted youth. To learn more about these grants and to request one, fill out the form below.
Eligibility for Emergency Grant Program:
- The families of transgender youth in Florida who have had their care affected by SB254 or by the administrative attacks from the Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathy – or who have lost access to coverage because of the state’s rollback of Medicaid coverage of gender-affirming care.
- Transgender adults in Florida who lost access to coverage because of the state’s rollback of Medicaid coverage of gender-affirming care.
- Transgender adults who have lost access to their provider because of SB254’s restrictions on who can provide care can also call for information and support.
This form is intended for transgender individuals (especially those under the age of 18 and adults who have lost healthcare coverage due to Medicaid and SB254’s restrictions) and their caretakers facing a loss of coverage due to Florida’s anti-trans legislative and administrative attacks. After filling out this form, a representative of Campaign for Southern Equality will reach out to you via email or phone and begin assisting you.