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.
The National Prison Strike begins this week, continuing until September 9. Prison abolition is queer liberation; for that reason, Trans Lifeline is in solidarity with the prison strike.
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 still reason for hope. While the danger we face is real, it’s not the only thing that’s real. As so many institutions fail our communities, we remember that we have never relied on seats of power to protect us.