As a transgender, I look forward to March 31st each year. March 31st is the International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), which often means that my friends spend the day being proud of social media, attending TDOV events across the country, and of course, the good old #transagenda – aka, to let people know that we are entitled to basic respect and decency. Whether you are trans or an ally, there is enough you can do to show your solidarity with the trans-community. It also includes supportive organizations working on trans day of transgender visibility – and of course the other 364 days of the year.
It is no exaggeration to say that trans people face innumerable daily challenges. Of the constant struggle to just try to pipette in peace, to get high quality medical care, to engage in the military and to work with customer service representatives who bring us through very strict verification procedures, because they think that our voices are not with ours legal match name. On the Trans Day of Visibility, we celebrate trans-activists and each other, but we also point out these daily struggles.
And one way to alleviate these struggles is to ensure that organizations that support trans people continue to move at full speed. This summary includes organizations with a wide range of programs for a large number of people, small organizations with niche specializations, and organizations somewhere in between, but that is guaranteed: they all do the grinding, everyday work of supporting trans people and helping us overcome the social and economic problems legal barriers we face.
Trans Lifeline is the only hotline in North America that is exclusively staffed by trans people and is an indispensable resource for trans people. There are few things that are more difficult than calling a helpline for help just to be confronted with someone who may not even understand what transgender means, or in the worst case, someone who is malicious to us. Trans Lifeline works 18 hours a day and urges to be operational 24 hours a day. It has a monthly fundraising target of $ 50,000 and currently has only raised about $ 25,000 of that target for March. You can donate here.
2 Native Youth Sexual Health Network
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is run by indigenous people from the age of 30 and works with indigenous youth councils to support Native youth, especially when it comes to sexual and sexual wellbeing reproductive health goes.
NYSHN also operates the "Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA Mentor, Elder and Grandparent Circle of Support", which is run as "an effort to provide access to identity-building culture and support for not only Trans-Indian but also Native American youth Improve on the LGBTQ spectrum, according to the organization's website You can donate here
3 Point of Pride
Point of Pride provides a service that, if I had known, would be my late teens Ligen has partnered with binder company gc2b to provide new and carefully used binders for those in need, free of charge, any trans person who can not afford a binder (who is normally between $ 50 and $ 100), is welcome to apply.
This, of course, means that Point of Pride has regular financial support I'd be able to add to its more than 2,500 so far donated binders. You can jump in here by donating money or by donating one of your own easily used binders.
4 Transgender women of the color collective
Trans women of color are among the most vulnerable members of the Trans community. They are disproportionately affected by transsexual violence and also have to deal with systemic racism and transmisogyny. The Trans Women of Color Collective is run by trans women of color and works to "create opportunities to engage in healing and sacrificial justice," the collective said on its website.
The staff behind the collective are seeking justice by working to ensure that transgender women with color gain access to health resources by providing resources for advocacy and leadership development and conducting a visibility campaign. "By focusing our efforts on building capacity in these key areas, we want to create opportunities for our communities to be invincible in their truths." You can donate here.
5 Trans Employment Program
It is no secret that trans people are still fighting for our rights in the workplace. The Trans Employment Program of the SF LGBT Center in San Francisco is working to "increase workplace transparency and inspire employers to create a diverse and inclusive workforce," states the program's website. Currently, people behind the program are running a # HireTrans campaign and are inviting all jobs open to hire Trans people to contact them with job openings. They can support their efforts here.
6 Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund works widely to end discrimination against trans people, "especially in our most vulnerable communities," litigations assistance " groundbreaking "trans-rights cases around key issues of employment, health care, education and public housing" according to the Fund's website. People who work for the organization offer important resources, such as the name change project, which "provides members of the community with free legal name change services through partnerships with some of the world's leading law firms and corporate law departments." You can donate here.
7 Trans Student Educational Resources
Trans Student Educational Resources is an adolescent-led organization that works on "[transform] the educational environment for trans- and gender-unfamiliar students through advocacy and empowerment." Organization says. It supports trans students struggling with restrictive school policies and also engages in their own education by teaching young trans activists how to organize and run. "Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collective action," it says on its website. To participate in this community action, you can donate here.
8 SPART * A
SPART * A is an organization for LGBTQ individuals currently employed in military service. Given the way our current administration has handled transgender service members, supportive groups such as SPART * A are invaluable. The mission of the organization is "to promote our active transgender military members, veterans and their families" through coordination with other LGBTQ organizations to "foster an inclusive military environment that supports the contributions of all Americans serve the desire ", so the website of the organization. You can support her here.
9 The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides free legal assistance to transgenic, intersex, and incapacitated people in need and works to "improve access to respect and validation of social, health, and legal services for our communities. "The project is based on the conviction that gender" is inseparable from racial, social and economic justice, "reads the website. "We believe that we need to have access to basic means of survival and security against violence in order to achieve meaningful political participation and leadership," reads the project's website. You can donate here.
This is a bit different since #transcrowdfund is not an organization – but it is still a necessary supporting resource for trans people. #transcrowdfund is a Twitter hashtag that allows trans people to tweet when in need of emergency funding, medical transition, and other day-to-day needs. If you want to give money directly to trans people who just need it, #transcrowdfund is an excellent way to do just that.
11 Local Shelters
Last but certainly not least, you can help trans people in your area or in areas that you need by looking for local trans-exclusive or trans-accepting homeless and domestic Seek violence shelters. Homelessness and domestic violence have a massive impact on trans people, and we are often discriminated against when we seek resources to alleviate the burden. Donating to local protection means we are directly involved in procuring secure and confirmatory resources.
While you can support all these organizations by donating your money, do not forget that you can also donate your time and talents. And above all, on this day of trans visibility, you should make sure that you reinforce our voice. Make sure you listen. And make sure that you continue the morning and the next day and the next and the next.
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