Right now Kentuckians are grappling with the passage of SB150, a sweeping anti-LGBTQ+ bill – with several components that are especially dangerous when it comes to transgender youth accessing critical health care. The bill prohibits transgender-related healthcare in Kentucky for people under the age of 18; this means that care such as gender-affirming hormone therapy and puberty blockers are now inaccessible in Kentucky for most trans people until they turn 18. That care includes transgender-related surgery, hormone therapy, and any drugs that would “delay or stop normal puberty.” In-state healthcare providers who violate the law will risk their loss of license.
The healthcare components of SB150 took effect on July 14, 2023 following a series of rulings in court cases challenging the law. These restrictions are now in effect and trans youth in Kentucky are forced to seek care out of state.
The Campaign for Southern Equality is working with partners across Kentucky, including Kentucky Health Justice Network, to provide resources and information to impacted families. Please use this form below to request more information (or email firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will be in touch.
Resource Guide to Prepare for SB150
We know this is a very challenging time filled with many questions. This resource guide is designed to provide up-to-date information and concrete resources to help transgender youth continue accessing healthcare. We will update this guide as more information and resources become available.
Patient Navigation in the Face of SB150
Looking to identify a provider of gender-affirming care outside of Kentucky? The Kentucky Health Justice Network can help talk you through your situation, identify affirming providers in other states, and support in other ways. To get in touch, just email email@example.com or fill out this form.
Emergency Grants for Impacted Families
The Campaign for Southern Equality and Kentucky Health Justice Network are facilitating rapid response emergency grants of $500 to help those directly impacted by SB150 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This form is intended for transgender people under the age of 18 and their parents, guardians, or caretakers who will be impacted by the healthcare-related components of SB150 that prohibit transgender-related healthcare in Kentucky for people under the age of 18. 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.