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  • Day 29 – Visibly and materially support trans actions

    #30DaysOfAction . How easy is it to promote trans/non-binary rights and awareness just by walking through the world? Extremely!  You can wear t-shirts, buttons, hats, bracelets, ribbons, and even dress your dog in a t-shirt – all with pro-trans statements or at least the trans flag colors. You can also buy ‘congratulations on your transition’ […]

  • Day 28 – Remember to recognize the beauty of trans and non-binary people

    #30DaysOfAction . When FORGE first started training non-trans service professionals, we included pictures of trans people in our presentations because many people said they “don’t know what a trans person looks like.” The world has changed a lot since those days. Trans people have been on television, the cover of Time and other magazines, and […]

  • Day 27 – Giving Tuesday: Set up a recurring donation to a trans organization

    #30DaysOfAction . November 27, 2018 is Giving Tuesday, an excellent time to set up a recurring small (or large!) donation to your favorite trans-focused organization. Here are some national ones to consider: FORGE is the nation’s leading transgender anti-violence organization. Go to our main website, https://forge-forward.org, and look for the donate button at top right […]

  • Day 26 – Pay attention to new developments

    #30DaysOfAction . In the current U.S. political environment, anti-trans policy changes and proposals are being put forward with alarming frequency. These developments often fly under the mainstream radar due to other new distressing developments that affect many more people. There are two primary reasons why we need to pay attention to these anti-trans developments. First […]

  • Day 25 – Make life better for incarcerated trans people

    #30DaysOfAction . Sixteen percent (16%) of transgender people have been in jail or prison [compared to 4.9% of American (non-trans) males and 0.5% of American (non-trans) females]. These rates skyrocket for American Indian trans people (30%) and African-American trans people (47%).  Seven percent (7%) reported being arrested or held in a cell strictly due to […]