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  • Day 12: Make a meal

    Did you know that a lot of trans and non-binary folks often are food-insecure?  Some folks attend free social or community events that have food, JUST to access food – sometimes the only meal they will eat that day. Some trans folks survive on food from food pantries or food assistance programs, or rely on […]

  • Day 11: Save a trans youth’s life

    Did you know that you – yes, you! – can save the life of a young trans/non-binary youth? That may sound like hyperbole, but it’s not. Many research studies have shown that T/LGB adults have far higher victimization rates than the general public, and we now understand that those disproportionate rates start in childhood. Childhood […]

  • Day 10: Help stop sexual harassment against trans employees

    According to the U.S. Transgender Survey (http://www.ustranssurvey.org/), 30% of employed trans people report being fired, denied a promotion, or experiencing some other form of mistreatment in the workplace each year. Did you know there may be a legal remedy for that? It stems from the federal Title VII prohibition against sex discrimination. A well-established principle […]

  • Day 9: Use “I’m Here for You” Cards

    Many trans and non-binary people have experienced trauma. If what you think when someone you know tells you they have experienced trauma is, “I don’t know what to say!” FORGE has a card that can help. Our free “I’m here for you!” cards list eight simple things anyone can do for and with a trauma […]

  • Day 8: Buy trans books, read trans books, donate trans books

    Remember books? “Most” trans, non-binary, and lesbian, gay, or bisexual high school students in a 2017 GLSEN national survey (https://www.glsen.org/research/2017-national-school-climate-survey-0) said they “did not have access to information about LGBTQ-related topics in their school library, through their internet on school computers, or in their textbooks or other assigned readings.” That’s the state of accessibility of […]