Right now Tennesseans are grappling with the passage of HB1/SB1, legislation that would prohibit transgender-related healthcare in Tennessee for people under the age of 18; this means that care such as gender-affirming hormone therapy and puberty blockers would be inaccessible in Tennessee 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.
If passed, HB1/SB1 would take effect on July 1, 2023. Patients under the age of 18 who are already receiving gender-affirming care can continue to do so until March 31, 2024.
The Campaign for Southern Equality is working with partners across Tennessee, including Inclusion Tennessee and OUT Memphis, to provide resources and information to impacted families. Please use this form below to request more information (or email TNResources@southernequality.org), and we will be in touch.
Resource Guide to Prepare for HB1/SB1
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.
Emergency Grants for Impacted Families
The Campaign for Southern Equality, Inclusion Tennessee, and OUT Memphis are facilitating rapid response emergency grants of $250 to help those directly impacted by HB1/SB1 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 TennesseeResources@southernequality.org.
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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 HB1/SB1 in Tennessee, which prohibits transgender-related healthcare in Tennessee 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.