community care

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.


Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community support and resources we need to survive and thrive.
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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.


Calls Answered

Over $1M

Funds Dispersed

  • Trans Resistance Network

    Growing community defense, mutual-aid, and alternative systems of care for gender diverse people.

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  • ID Change Library – Trans Lifeline

    Living library with federal & county information about name & gender marker changes & ID documents.

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  • A Place for Marsha

    Facilitates safe housing for trans & non-binary individuals leaving U.S. states with transphobic laws. Their goal is to connect trans people aged 18+ with volunteers in safe states who are willing to be their roommates.

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  • Erin’s National Informed Consent Clinics Map

    Erin Reed’s informed consent map lists every informed consent hormone therapy clinic for trans people in the U.S.

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Latest Blog Posts

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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…

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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…

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Max (He/Him)
Communications Intern

Max (He/Him)

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.

Lo (They/Them)
Microgrants Volunteer

Lo (They/Them)

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.

Álvaro (they/them)
Álvaro (they/them)
Hotline Operator

Álvaro (They/Them)

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.