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What Does “Non-binary” Mean?

July 13, 2022

What Does “Non-binary” Mean? https://translifeline.org/oaphoawo/2022/07/What-Does-Nonbinary-Mean.png Although “non-binary” (sometimes shortened to NB or phoneticized as “enby”) is becoming a more commonly used term in the trans community, for a lot of folks it’s still an unfamiliar...

On Being Trans & Autistic

February 2, 2022

On Being Trans & Autistic Autism Awareness Day Guest Blog by Katy H. April 2, 2022 I was visiting a friend from Tumblr irl (in real life) for the first time and she would not...

Binding Guide

November 10, 2021

Chest binding is a gender-affirming practice done by all kinds of different people. Some people bind to reduce gender dysphoria. Some bind to present in a way that feels more aligned with their gender identity....

Oct 2021 letter from Jen Orthwein, Board Chair

September 29, 2021

Oct 2021 letter from Jen Orthwein, Board Chair Dear Trans Lifeline Community, My name is Jen Orthwein (all pronouns) and I’m honored to serve as the Chair of Trans Lifeline’s Board of Directors. I’m writing today...

Remembering Maia Leonardo, our Board Co-Chair

September 16, 2021

Remembering Maia Leonardo It is with immense sadness and pain that we grieve the unexpected loss of our Board Co-Chair, Maia Leonardo (she/her). Maia was kind and thoughtful, she deeply cared about community and justice...

Trans Lifeline Staff Break & Services Update

July 27, 2021

Trans Lifeline Staff Break & Services Update Updated 11/30/21 Dear Community: We hope summer has brought you some return to community, joy, and reconnecting after these heavy months. At Trans Lifeline, we are investing in...

Taking Control of Your Digital Identity

October 28, 2020

If you’ve ever googled your name, maybe feelings of surprise and anxiety sprang up after seeing the first page of results. There’s a chance that information that you didn’t share or maybe even forgot came...

Digital Privacy for Trans Folks

July 2, 2020

For many of us, the first step in seeking support in our trans journey is with an internet search. That’s how we find funds to update and correct our names and/or gender markers on legal...

Welcome our new Communications Director, Yana Calou

January 24, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Yana Calou (they/them) as our new Communications Director. Yana has been a labor organizer, grocery store cashier, communications director, archivist, studio assistant and program director in their work life. They...

Trans Lifeline signs on to Save .ORG

December 3, 2019

Last week, Trans Lifeline added our name to a growing list of over 11,000 individuals and 100 organizations to an open letter urging the Internet Society, Public Internet Registry (PIR) and Internet Corporation for Assigned...

IV Leads the Hotline

November 25, 2019

IV is our Hotline Program Director, and has been with Trans Lifeline since 2015. As a non-binary intersex immigrant, they are invested in helping those who feel they are on the fringes of the LGBTQ...

1 Operator, 10,000 Callers

November 22, 2019

This blog post is part of a series of narratives in which we invite you to learn more about our Hotline work from the perspective of our operators. In order to meet increased need for...

Karleigh Answers The Call

November 15, 2019

This blog post is part of a series of interviews in which we invite you to learn more about our Hotline work from the perspective of our operators. In order to meet increased need for...

Trans Employment and the Supreme Court

August 19, 2019

To Our Dear Community — Last Friday, the Trump administration issued a brief to the Supreme Court asking it to rule that it is legal for employers to fire people for being transgender. Trump’s Justice...

Passing the Torch

March 11, 2019

Dear Trans Lifeline Community, This is a wonderful and bittersweet letter to write to you — today, Trans Lifeline’s Board of Directors announces that as of March 15th, our Interim Executive Director, Sam Ames, will...

The Holiday Commissary Campaign

November 27, 2018

Trans Lifeline was built on the radical hope that when we take care of each other, we can move the whole world. That no matter what we’re up against, no matter how long the night,...

Happy Intersex Awareness Day!

October 26, 2018

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,...

October 18 is Spirit Day

October 18, 2018

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...

Celebrating 50,000 Calls

August 2, 2018

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...

Reason for Hope

June 27, 2018

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...

Why No Non-Consensual Active Rescue?

June 2, 2018

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...

Trans Lifeline Has New Leadership!

May 30, 2018

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...