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The Trans Lifeline got so many donations in the past 36 hours, its server crashed

  • Trump’s administration announced on Wednesday that it was reversing guidelines put in place by Obama to protect transgender students in public schools.
  • Right away, people put their wallets to work, eager to throw their weight behind groups working to help and defend trans kids.
  • In just 36 hours, the Trans Lifeline — a crisis hotline “by and for” the transgender community — received around $51,000 in donations, Trans Lifeline Director of Communication André Pérez said in an email Thursday. It was a deluge of support so profound, it crashed the site’s server. Read more (2/23/17 3:46 PM)
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People rallied on- and offline Thursday night to send the Trump administration a decisive message about keeping trans youth safe

“I was a trans student. I know how vital it is to feel safe, welcomed & affirmed. Equal access enabled me to attend, stay & thrive in school,” tweeted activist and author Janet Mock. “To young trans folk: Remember this is your school too. You deserve equal access, affirmation & education. You belong. Nothing is wrong w you.” And the statements of support and outrage kept pouring in.

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When trans students are told that they cannot use public facilities, it doesn’t only block them from the toilet — it also blocks them from public life. It tells them with every sneer, every blocked door, that we do not want to see them, that they should go hide and that ultimately they do not belong. When schools become hostile environments, students cannot turn to them. Instead they are pushed out. And without an education, it makes it that much more difficult to find a job, and support themselves and survive. That is the situation the Trump administration is creating. Despite the culture of fear, ignorance and intolerance that permeates our country right now, I am here to tell each and every student that you belong, and that nothing — absolutely nothing — is wrong with you.
—  Young People Get Trans Rights. It’s Adults Who Don’t. | Janet Mock for the New York Times

One thing that fucked me up when trying to figure out my sexuality was the fact that you can experience attraction to different genders in different ways and nobody told me that.

So I’ll say it. If you experience attraction to different genders in different ways, that’s totally okay. Sexuality isn’t black or white, it’s grey and that’s okay. The terms “asexual” or “bisexual” or “gay” or anything else are just generalizations for us to use to categorize ourselves if we so choose!

You define your label. Words are there for us to utilize, they don’t define you.

Caitlyn Jenner posted a video on Twitter opposing Trump’s anti-transgender order and supporting trans kids (you can watch it here). 

Tough luck; she’s a proud Republican and was a big Trump supporter throughout the election, so she’s already betrayed the trans kids she claims to stand for. This is way too little, way too late. (via BuzzFeed)

I know with all that’s going on, it’s a really tough time to be a trans kid, so to kids who are trans (including nonbinary) or questioning their gender, and to kids who fall outside of “traditional” gender norms: you are loved, you are supported, and you are not alone. 

As a #RealLiveTransAdult, I will fight for you every day. It will get better because we will make it better. 

ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭ Reblog to help save a life!!! Trans Lifeline is a crisis hotline specifically dedicated to the well being of transgender people. If you or a trans person you know feels afraid or unsafe, there’s help available at US:(877)565-8860 and CANADA:(877)330-6366

I’m still feeling zero sympathy for the growing number of ManChildTrump voters who are realizing they were fooled.

Those who wanted ObamaCare killed while they had coverage under the Affordable Care Act. No sympathy.

Caitlyn Jenner, who knew the people with whom Trump aligns himself want to dissolve same-sex marriage and eliminate protections for transgender people. No sympathy.

Immigrants who came here, then voted to keep refugees out…even those from the same country they escaped…then cry because their family members can’t enter the US. No sympathy.

People who claim to care about their children’s education…or the air they breathe…or the water they drink, only to see the unqualified people Trump appointed to his cabinet. No sympathy.

And, Middle Class taxpayers? Here’s a prediction. When Trump releases his tax plan, you’ll discover you’re paying higher taxes so the rich/corporations can stack up a few more pennies on their counting tables. No sympathy!