Right now Mississippi are grappling with the passage of HB1125, legislation that prohibits transgender-related healthcare in Mississippi for people under the age of 18; this means that care such as gender-affirming hormone therapy and puberty blockers are inaccessible in Mississippi for any trans person until they turn 18. Youth can still access mental health care, which is not restricted or banned by this law, in TN.
The Campaign for Southern Equality is working with partners across Mississippi, including The TRANS Program and Mississippi Rising Coalition, to provide grants, navigation support, and resources to impacted families as they ensure their children can access the care they need and deserve. Please use this form below to request more information and we will be in touch.
Resource Guide about Mississippi’s HB1125
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.
Mississippi Community Town Hall for Families of Trans Youth
Community and advocacy organizations joined together for a Mississippi Community Town Hall on HB1125, a virtual event focused on helping families navigate access to the gender-affirming care they need while feeling supported and uplifted by their communities. You can watch a recording of the event here. The event was hosted by a coalition of organizations across Mississippi.
Emergency Grants for Impacted Families
The Campaign for Southern Equality is facilitating rapid response emergency grants of $500 to help those directly impacted by HB1125 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.
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This form is intended for transgender individuals (especially those under the age of 18) and their caretakers who would be impacted by the passage of HB1125 in Mississippi, which prohibits transgender-related healthcare in Mississippi 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. We can provide grants, navigation support, and resources to impacted families as they ensure their children can access the care they need and deserve.