Archive for November, 2015

  • Day 5 – Become Trauma Informed

    • Date: November 5th, 2015
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    #30DaysOfAction Become (and help others become) trauma-informed.   Have you heard of the ACE study? If not, you owe it to yourself and everyone else to learn about it. It showed that traumatic events in childhood were absolutely and strongly linked to mid- and late-life physical as well as mental health problems, including premature death. […]

  • Day 4 – GED

    #30DaysOfAction Get (or help someone obtain) a GED Many trans people drop out of high school due to violence and harassment. Not having a diploma closes many job options and can force trans people to turn to street economies and survival sex (which are often illegal in many states and add to risk of both […]

  • Oppose AB 469

    Wisconsin legislators are attempting to take away the federally protected rights (Title IX) of trans students to use the bathroom and changing facility that aligns with their gender. Assembly Bill 469 was introduced last week and there will be a public hearing in Madison. Download, share and use these talking points to help others understand […]

  • Trans People and Bathrooms: Safety for All (Talking Points)

    We all have the right to feel safe. We also all need the right to use the public bathroom that matches our gender. Many federal laws and agencies protect these rights (for example, Title IX, VAWA, HUD, the EEOC and others), but there are still some people saying that transgender people will make public restrooms […]

  • Day 3 – Trans health care

    #30DaysOfAction Improve health care availability for trans people. Until November 9 we have an unprecedented opportunity to make health care more accessible to trans people. Health care access can help reduce violence and injury by helping trans people safely obtain and monitor hormones, have surgical procedures that can reduce the chances of anti-transgender violence by […]

  • Day 2 – Mentor

    #30DaysOfAction Mentor a trans teen. Even trans and gender non-binary youth who have supportive parents can use more adult support and contact. Some of the actions you can take include: Finding out if your local Gay/Straight Alliance uses adult mentors, speakers, or volunteers. Check to find the GSAs near you. No GSA near you? […]

  • Day 1 – Bullying

    #30DaysOfAction According to the 2011 Injustice at Every Turn report, 78% of those who expressed a transgender identity or gender non-conformity while in school (K-12) experienced harassment, 35% were physically assaulted, and 12% were sexually assaulted. Bullying has long-term implications as well: 15% of those harassed trans kids left school before earning their diploma, lowering […]