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This bakery is offering trans people post-surgery biscuit care packages

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This week, the Supreme Court took up the Biden administration’s appeal of Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a sign the conservative Court majority wants to weigh in on an issue fueling the far-right’s anti-LGBTQ+ antipathy.

How they rule — with a hands-off libertarian response or a Christian Nationalist-inspired intrusion into personal rights — is a question that won’t be answered until the Court’s next term.

In the meantime, a Nashville bakery is bringing the biscuits.

Vegan bake shop Guerilla Bizkits in the Volunteer State is stepping up to help local trans patients undergoing gender-affirming surgeries with care packages to ease post-procedure stress.

“As our state government’s legislation against trans and gender nonconforming people grows, the reliance on and need for direct action and community grows too,” Alex Humbrecht, a bakery co-owner who is nonbinary, told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Postsurgery care is a void we have the ability—and thus the obligation—to fill.”

The popular punk-styled patisserie, just five miles away from the trans healthcare hub at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, sent out its first post-surgery package last fall.

“We’re stoked and honored to test out our first post-gender affirming surgery GB goodie bag,” Guerilla Bizkits posted to Instagram. “We’ll be doing a handful of these a year to keep y’all fed + in bed, so slide into our DMs if you’re also getting your tits removed at Guerilla Bizkits.”

The care package program’s first recipient was Cameron Griffith, 24, who was scheduled to have top surgery last year. He and his girlfriend stopped by the bakery for a bite and the owners pitched the idea. Griffith was all in.

“A lot of people look past the South, assuming that all of the people who live here are regressive and conservative,” Griffith says. “But the Nashville queer community is bright, bold, and one to be reckoned with. We know the only people we can rely on are one another, and because of that, community aid and support are very much alive. We take care of each other.”

Since Griffith’s inaugural delivery—which included half a dozen low sodium whole wheat squash biscuits, pear and ginger jam, some cold brew, and a custom embroidered hat that read “I Got My Tits Removed at Guerrilla Bizkits”—the bakery has sent out three care packages, with a fourth scheduled for July.

“When they posted photos of me with the care package on their Instagram to spread the news of their program,” Griffith said of the bakery’s owners, “so many other small businesses were commenting, asking if they could contribute as well.”

“It shows how one act of kindness can inspire more businesses and community members to join in supporting the LGBTQ+ community in meaningful ways.”

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