TL honors a historic SCOTUS ruling for trans workers

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on behalf of LGBTQ workers in a ruling that prevented employers from firing LGBTQ people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Join us and movement leaders today at 4pm PT / 7p PT to celebrate and discuss the racial justice work ahead of us....

By |2020-11-17T23:27:51-08:00June 15th, 2020|Current Events|Comments Off on TL honors a historic SCOTUS ruling for trans workers

Justice for Tony McDade: Supporting Black Trans Leadership against Police Violence

Our community is outraged and mourning the police murders of several Black people in the US, including Tony McDade, a trans man killed in Tallahassee, Florida. Tony’s death comes as one of many in a pandemic of white supremacy, racism, and police violence against Black people in the US. The...

By |2020-11-17T23:28:35-08:00June 1st, 2020|Advocacy, Current Events|Comments Off on Justice for Tony McDade: Supporting Black Trans Leadership against Police Violence

Trans Employment and the Supreme Court

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 Department has pressed the highest court in the land to set a dangerous legal precedent...

By |2020-11-17T23:30:57-08:00August 19th, 2019|Current Events|Comments Off on Trans Employment and the Supreme Court

In the Wake of the Supreme Court and HHS Announcements, Trans People Are Not Alone

On days like today, it can feel like trans people never get the chance to fully heal. The US Supreme Court -- stacked with conservative justices -- announced Monday that it plans to examine whether the ban on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ...

By |2020-11-18T17:14:35-08:00April 24th, 2019|Current Events|Comments Off on In the Wake of the Supreme Court and HHS Announcements, Trans People Are Not Alone

Trans Military Ban — Ugly, Unprecedented, and Unsurprising

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 be stepping down from their work with Trans Lifeline and passing the torch to our Deputy Executive Director, Elena Rose Vera.

By |2020-11-17T23:31:28-08:00March 13th, 2019|Current Events|Comments Off on Trans Military Ban — Ugly, Unprecedented, and Unsurprising

Supreme Court Temporarily Allows the Trans Military Ban to Proceed; Trans Lifeline Vows to Keep Fighting

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States voted to allow the Trump administration’s transgender military ban to proceed. Meanwhile, the battle over the constitutionality of the ban itself plays out in lower courts.

By |2020-11-17T23:32:04-08:00January 22nd, 2019|Advocacy, Current Events|Comments Off on Supreme Court Temporarily Allows the Trans Military Ban to Proceed; Trans Lifeline Vows to Keep Fighting

Happy Intersex Awareness Day!

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 body types recognized and honored in different cultures.

By |2020-11-17T23:32:37-08:00October 26th, 2018|Advocacy, Current Events|Comments Off on Happy Intersex Awareness Day!

We Won’t Back Down

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 for trans people, intersex people, and anyone who does not conform to strict, outmoded gender roles.

By |2020-11-17T23:32:46-08:00October 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, Current Events|Comments Off on We Won’t Back Down

We Believe Trans Survivors

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.

By |2020-11-17T23:33:02-08:00October 6th, 2018|Advocacy, Current Events|Comments Off on We Believe Trans Survivors