Trump’s administration backpedalled on BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS by rescinding Title IX, which now allows sex and gender discrimination against students in the bathroom, locker room, sports, and more (read NPR’s article on what happened here). 

We all know how insanely difficult it is already to deal with harassment and bullying in schools. Without having the protection of the law, even more hate crimes will occur.

The list below shows just a few of the leading organizations fighting for trans students through policy and other forms of meaningful support. (via Mashable)

***Trans Lifeline: The Trans Lifeline is a suicide hotline staffed by transgender people, for transgender people. A $25 donation funds one day’s worth of calls for the all-volunteer line.

Trans Student Educational Resource: As a youth-led organization, TSER works to transform the educational system for transgender and gender-nonconforming students, offering advocacy workshops for young people and teacher trainings led by youth.

The National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality works to advance the rights of the trans community through advocacy and empowerment. The organization, composed almost entirely of trans professionals, is devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and policy change.

Transgender Law Center: The Transgender Law Center works to challenge and change policies and laws to allow the trans community to live safer, authentic lives.

American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU, which is taking Gavin Grimm’s school bathroom case to the Supreme Court in March, is a leading advocacy organization devoted to protecting the rights of marginalized communities in the U.S.

P.S. The majority of schools are unaware of how to approach transphobia and homophobia. Having faculty and staff trained and conscious about such issues is vital to the livelihood of trans youth. There are ways to teach, just check out this book on the subject: Teaching Transgender Toolkit
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Trump Administration Title IX Guidance Withdrawal is a Danger to the Mental Health of Trans Youth
The Trevor Project stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the National Center for Transgender Equality, GLSEN, our other colleague organizations, and millions of kind and fair-minded individuals

“The Trevor Project stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the National Center for Transgender Equality, GLSEN, our other colleague organizations, and millions of kind and fair-minded individuals as a buffer between dangerous actions like this and our transgender young people.” We #StandWithGavin and organizations like ACLU Nationwide, Transgender Law Center, and so many more in supporting trans youth. Know that you are not alone- we have your back 💜

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, call us 24/7 at: 866.488.7386. You can find a safe, international online community at: TrevorSpace.org and more resources at thetrevorproject.org 💜

JUST IN CASE IT WASN’T CLEAR:

TRANSGENDER/GENDERQUEER INDIVIDUALS, THE DICK SITTING IN THE OVAL OFFICE HAS LEFT IT UP TO THE STATE TO SAY WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN GO INTO THE BATHROOM THAT ALIGNS WITH OUR GENDER. HE HAS DONE AWAY WITH THE PROGRESS TO TITLE IX.

Idk why this isn’t fucking blowing up tumblr, we need all eyes on this, we need to protest this blatant shitstorm against us. This isn’t about bathrooms, this is about people saying we are less than human and don’t deserve basic rights. We need to stand up for ourselves.

nytimes.com
Janet Mock: Young People Get Trans Rights. It’s Adults Who Don’t.
The adults are the problem — they inject their politics and ignorance into the lives of young people.
By Janet Mock

“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.” 

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