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Spanish Extension Launches July 1! Linea Directa Español Se Lanza El 1 de Julio!

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Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

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Need to talk? Call! Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people. We’re available 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST. Volunteers may be available during off hours.
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Need a legal name change or an updated ID that affirms your gender? We’re here for you. We can help guide you through the complicated process, and we’ll give you the money to pay for it.
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Trans Lifeline in the Media

Línea de Ayuda para Personas Transgénero Lanza Servicio en Español

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La Noticia: La línea de ayuda Trans Lifeline está ampliando sus servicios a los hispanohablantes al lanzar una nueva extensión telefónica. La organización ofrece apoyo emocional y financiero a la comunidad trans y, según Medium, ha visto un aumento de personas que hablan español en los últimos dos años. Este incremento incluyó un aumento del 146 por ciento en las llamadas de inmigrantes y también los que se encuentran en centros de detención. A partir del 1 de Julio, Las personas que llaman a la línea (877–565–8860 y Canadá: 877–330–6366) tendrán la opción de presionar 1 para inglés o 2 para español. El voluntario Eliot Olson explica que la situación política actual ha aumentado la necesidad de ayuda en la comunidad trans Latinx.

For Trans Voters, Accurate IDs Are Critical at the Polls. Here’s Why.

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Aidan has begun the process of legally changing their name thanks to a microgrant from Trans Lifeline, a trans-led advocacy group that provides peer support and material resources to trans and gender non-conforming people, in partnership with Logo and MTV’s +1 the Vote. But their story isn’t a unique one: Earlier this year, The Williams Institute at UCLA estimated that some 378,000 transgender voters could face problems at the polls in 2020 due to voter ID laws. Additionally, of the 965,000-plus trans adults eligible to vote this year, 81,000 live in states with strict voter ID laws (Kansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Mississippi).

Coronavirus Economy Especially Harsh for Transgender People

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“We’ve seen four to five times as many calls about unemployment and about workplace discrimination,” said Elena Rose Vera, the hotline’s executive director. Calls about domestic violence and health care increased 300 percent, because of lockdown-related hurdles to accessing treatments and medications, Ms. Vera said.
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