Stand Up for Trans People
If you consider yourself a trans or queer ally, then now is the time to stand up and fight for our rights. 253 anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced all over the country. Step Up for Trans Kids, is an organization that tracks these bills. Out of those 253 bills, 22 have passed, 130 have failed, and 101 are currently being considered. Additionally, there are states like Texas who are either enforcing existing laws or looking for new ways to implement their anti-trans hatred without having to resort to legislation.
How can you help?
- Review the list of bills tracked by Step Up for Trans Kids and find bills being discussed in your state
- Call your representatives and demand they vote down those bills
- Go to your school board meetings and demand your school protects trans kids
- Find clinics near you that provide services to trans kids and either donate to them or ask how you can help them survive this anti-trans storm
Donate to Trans and LGBTQ+ Organizations
Here are just some of the organizations you can donate to or volunteer with to help transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people:
This fund is to help the small community of Black Trans women living on the streets of Atlanta. The purpose is to end homeless for this community and help them find permanent housing.
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans people. They also provided mutual aid for COVID-19 and the Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Funds for Trans people who need mental assistance.
This collective was created to provide economic opportunities and safe spaces for trans people of color and to engage in healing through restorative justice. They provide community funds, economic empowerment, and community building.
Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. They strive to empower, embolden, and educate the LGBTQ+ community through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources. They provide COVID-19 support, food pantry support, coat drives, and telehealth programs.
An organization is Alabama focuses on issues such as discrimination in the workplace, housing advocacy, support for sex workers, providing trans-friendly services, and working to alleviate the many other barriers that trans women of color face that no one else was talking about. They have recently expanded their services to trans men of color.
A site dedicated to helping people understanding how sports and transgender intersect
An organization that supports Black transgenders, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people throughout rural Alabama and across the south. They are pursuing the dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural work
A Black Trans led collective that provides Black transgender women with financial and material resources needed to remove barriers to self-determining and accessing safer travel options.
An organization that protects and defends the rights of Black transgender people. They organize, adovate, create an interntional community to heal, develop transformative leadership, and promote collective power amongst the Black transgender community.
An organization that supports transgender sex workers through harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, and a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions within the community. Their focus is health care and crisis support for transgender sex workers.
A community led funding initiative to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United states. Provides grants annually.
An organization dedicated to creating a diverse and vibrant community through the support of LGBTQ+ art and artists across generations and disciplines.
Last updates 3/21/2022