Introducing our 2021 BIPOC Peer Support Fellows

Introducing our 2021 BIPOC Peer Support Fellows We are very excited to introduce the Hotline’s inaugural BIPOC Peer Support Fellows Program to our community! We created this fellowship to in order to: Increase the number of BIPOC trans & non-binary peer support providers for our community Ensure BIPOC communities are aware of Trans Lifeline’s peer support services Develop the leadership of BIPOC trans people Each fellow was paired BIPOC Trans Lifeline staff member with a passion for training & developing trans and nonbinary peer support providers. Through this mentorship, each fellow has been supporting their community both locally, and on our Hotline. Meet the 2021 cohort: Dahlia Belle (she/her) is a writer, comedian, sometimes model, and accidental activist based in Portland, OR. She has been a frequent contributor to The Portland Mercury, guest on NPR's Think Out Loud, and local news outlets, speaking on a variety of issues affecting Black, transgender, and neurodivergent populations. Dahlia says: “The most inspiring part of my position is getting to support newly out callers as they learn to embrace their truest selves. When I'm not working, I find my greatest happiness falling asleep in my partner's arms. I admire my partner for their emotional insight, passion, and determination.” Jaden Janak (they/he) is a PhD student in Black Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. They are currently working on a dissertation that examines contemporary abolitionist organizations and their theories ...

By |2021-06-03T13:30:19-07:00June 3rd, 2021|Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on Introducing our 2021 BIPOC Peer Support Fellows

La extensión en español de la línea directa de Trans Lifeline se lanza el 1 de julio / Trans Lifeline’s hotline is going bilingual!

Artículo original en inglés por Eliot Olson. Traducción y edición en español por Gaela Solo. Gaela Solo es una operadora voluntaria bilingüe de Trans Lifeline, un servicio comunitario operado enteramente por gente transgénero en los Estados Unidos y Canadá para su comunidad. Anunciando nuestra nueva extensión en español...

By |2020-11-20T02:44:39-08:00June 29th, 2020|Services, Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on La extensión en español de la línea directa de Trans Lifeline se lanza el 1 de julio / Trans Lifeline’s hotline is going bilingual!

Trans Lifeline’s Data During a Pandemic

by Oliver Stabbe Oliver Stabbe (he/him) is a volunteer at Trans Lifeline, a trans-run organization offering emotional and financial support to trans people across the US and Canada. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Trans Lifeline operators have been fielding an increasing number of calls. As we listen and support our...

By |2020-11-17T23:28:07-08:00June 12th, 2020|Health & Wellness, Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on Trans Lifeline’s Data During a Pandemic

Welcome our new Bilingual Hotline Services Coordinator, T Peña

T Peña (they/them) joined Trans Lifeline to launch and steer our trans-led hotline services in Spanish! We’re so pleased to have them as our new Bilingual Hotline Services Coordinator. If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? I would learn sign language. Both...

By |2020-11-17T23:28:44-08:00April 23rd, 2020|Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on Welcome our new Bilingual Hotline Services Coordinator, T Peña

Welcome our new Microgrants Director, Kanoa Arteaga

We are so excited to welcome Kanoa Arteaga (he/they) as our new Microgrants Program Director. Kanoa will lead the Microgrants team’s vision of economic justice for trans people as we equitably distribute funds directly to trans people. What was your first job? Dishwasher and I was fired almost immediately lol....

By |2020-11-17T23:28:55-08:00April 23rd, 2020|Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on Welcome our new Microgrants Director, Kanoa Arteaga

Welcome our new Communications Director, Yana Calou

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 split their time between NYC and the southwest desert. We sat down with Yana to...

By |2020-11-17T23:29:18-08:00January 24th, 2020|Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on Welcome our new Communications Director, Yana Calou

IV Leads the Hotline

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 community feel welcome and wanted. IV believes strongly that trans people know best what our...

By |2020-11-18T19:08:47-08:00November 25th, 2019|Services, Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on IV Leads the Hotline

1 Operator, 10,000 Callers

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 our services around the holidays and support operators like Veronica we’re trying to raise $75,000...

By |2020-11-17T23:29:56-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Services, Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on 1 Operator, 10,000 Callers

How Veronica Understands Helping People

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 our services around the holidays and support operators like Veronica we’re trying to raise $75,000...

By |2020-11-17T23:30:09-08:00November 19th, 2019|Services, Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on How Veronica Understands Helping People

Karleigh Answers The Call

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 our services around the holidays we’re trying to raise $75,000 by 11/26/2019. Thanks to a...

By |2020-11-17T23:30:27-08:00November 15th, 2019|Services, Trans Lifeline News|Comments Off on Karleigh Answers The Call