As extremist lawmakers in state after state try to attack our transgender community’s basic health care, the misinformation is rampant. Serious misconceptions about transgender people are fueling legislation from Florida a Misuri a Misisipi – and they all aim to stop young people and their parents from accessing essential health care. Some even go farther, with some bills attempting to ban transition-related care hasta la edad de 21 or even beyond. These bans attack our most basic values of privacy and control over our own bodies, and they’re based on misleading or even outright false ideas. Here are the real facts everyone should know.
"We Deserve to be Protected:" NCTE's Olivia Hunt Testifies on Anti-Trans Violence at the Capitol
On Wednesday, NCTE Policy Director Olivia Hunt spoke at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on anti-LGBTQ violence. Olivia described how anti-trans rhetoric and policies coming out of statehouses across the nation fuel the increasing wave of anti-trans violence, and emphasized that trans people, and especially trans youth, deserve to be able to live their lives in safety and security. We were honored to speak alongside survivors of the violent attacks at Club Q, as well as the new President of HRC Kelley Robinson, Williams Institute scholar Ilan Meyer, and Brandon Wolf, Press Secretary of Equality Florida and survivor of the 2016 attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.
On Trans Day of Remembrance, we honor and uplift our community
On Trans Day of Remembrance, we honor those taken from our communities, we celebrate their lives, and we root ourselves in our collective resilience. Our community is incredibly strong. In the face of systemic violence, trans people continue to survive and thrive. We support and celebrate each other while working hard to achieve our dreams.
Nuestro nuevo Remembrance Report centers the humanity and individuality of trans people whose lives were stolen by violence. Whenever possible, we’ve included snapshots of their lives, often shared by their loved ones.
Act Now: Tell the Biden-Harris Administration to Protect Trans Health!
The Biden-Harris administration has finally released a new proposed rule that takes major steps forward to protect trans people from health care discrimination! We've teamed up with Transgender Law Center (TLC) and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), with support from 82 other organizations around the country to launch the next phase of the Protect Trans Health .
I'm a trans teen in Ohio. Kids like me deserve support
My name is Louis. I’m eighteen years old, and I just graduated from high school. I enjoy painting, watching TV and listening to music. I’m also queer and transmasculine.