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