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Happy Intersex Awareness Day!

10/26/18

October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day! We wanted to take a moment to honor our entire intersex community.

While most intersex people aren’t trans, many of the issues that our communities face are the same, and our struggles have many of the same origins. Gender and body diversity have existed in the world throughout history, with multiple gender identities and...

We Won't Back Down

10/22/18

To Our Beloved Community,

Yesterday, the New York Times published an article detailing the ways the Trump administration plans to legally redefine sex and gender, starting with our youth. This plan, while not yet officially enacted, would effectively exclude trans and non-binary students from legal protections under Title IX, paving the way for the further erosion of basic civil rights...

October 18 is Spirit Day

10/18/18

On Spirit Day, LGBTQ+ people and allies wear purple to show their support to LGBTQ+ youth. We encourage everyone to wear purple and speak out against bullying. Click here for more information on Spirit Day presented by GLAAD. 

LGBTQ+ students face a range of difficulties being in school. 85.2% of LGBTQ+ students report being verbally harassed at school. More than...

We Believe Trans Survivors

10/06/18

Today’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and the weeks of debate leading up to it, have been stark reminders of the ways in which our systems of power can preserve and perpetrate injustice.

For many people with a history of trauma, this week has brought back the grief and pain and anger of the worst moments...

Trans Lifeline Solidarity Statement with the National Prison Strike

08/22/18

The National Prison Strike begins this week, continuing until September 9.

Prison abolition is queer liberation; for that reason, Trans Lifeline is in solidarity with the prison strike. To learn more about the National Prison Strike, why it matters, and what you can do to support those involved, click here.

We’ve also included a short list of organizations who...

Celebrating 50,000 Calls

08/02/18

Since we launched in late 2014, Trans Lifeline’s Hotline has fielded calls from all 13 provinces and territories in Canada, all 50 states in the United States, and 61 other countries alloverthe world. in that time, we’ve added staff, increased our capacity to serve our community, and worked with Contact USA to ensure that we’re meeting the highest standards for...

Reason for Hope

06/27/18

Dear Ones,

It’s been another rough week in the news, and we know each new headline can feel like another reason to lose faith. But, tonight, we at Trans Lifeline want to remind you that there is still reason for hope. While the danger we face is real, it’s not the only thing that’s real.

As so many institutions fail our communities,...

Microgrants Program Celebrates $100k in Disbursed Funds

06/11/18

Dear Community,

As we welcome you to our new website, one that reflects the merging of two lifesaving projects into one exciting new vision, we would also like to welcome those who have not heard of our work! Microgrants is a project of Trans Lifeline, founded by and for the community. While our Hotline is working every day to support the...

Why No Non-Consensual Active Rescue?

06/02/18

“Are you going to call someone on me if I tell you how I’m feeling?”

That is of the most common questions we get from callers. And one of the most common questions we get from people who work in crisis intervention and the general public, is why our answer is generally no. We will only call authorities in three circumstances:...

Trans Lifeline Has New Leadership!

05/30/18

At Trans Lifeline, we believe in a brighter future for trans people.

We believe in a future where trans people have the support they need and the access to resources they deserve. As an organization, we understand that we can’t make this future a reality without talented people working with and alongside us.

And we are thrilled to announce that, after months...