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We envision a world where trans people have the connection, economic security, and care everyone needs and deserves—free of prisons and police.
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Is Binding Supposed to Hurt?
A person holding a binder against their chest. Generally speaking, chest binding shouldn’t hurt. Pain or injury from binding likely means you need to adjust how you bind. Some methods have fewer risks than others. Here’s what you need to know: Methods: The most common—and safest—chest binding methods include sports bras, compression shirts, binders, and…
Transphobia Is Not Safety
We join the rest of the world in grief and shock at the horrific mass shooting at Covenant Elementary. Incomprehensible tragedies like this one have become all too common in the United States, and we owe it to the victims, their families, and each other to honestly address the root causes that lead to mass…
Am I trans even if I used to be okay with my birth gender?
“I didn’t always feel transmasc. When I was younger I was a very feminine girl. It wasn’t until I got older that I started questioning gender roles and then my gender identity later on. The trans narrative I always hear is always along the lines of “I always knew I was actually a boy/girl”. My…
I was born and raised in Pakistan. Growing up in a conservative Muslim, South-Asian country was terrifying and self-acceptance was an uphill journey. When I moved to Malaysia for university, I found love and support from friends and the local LGBTQI community that changed my life forever. My summer internship at Trans Lifeline showed me the power that peer support and community can have in turning a trans person’s life around.
I’m a high school therapist, grad student, and volunteer researcher on the Microgrants team. When you apply for a grant, we’ll help you gather everything you’ll need, walk you through the legal process, and get you the money to pay for it. In addition, our team collects and shares information on ID changes for every county in the U.S. I call court houses all over the country, but mostly I deep-dive internet research at 1 a.m. on a Tuesday—my favorite hour of free time! If you like tracking down facts, we’d love to have you on board.
This country has relied on systems like the police to respond because they can’t envision anything past those systems. Our no active rescue policy lets people trust us when they don’t feel comfortable reaching out to other hotlines who involve 911.