Trans Lifeline's Inside Advocacy project provides financial aid and local resources to trans people that are currently incarcerated or have been recently released. Trans people, especially Black trans people, face disproportionate rates of arrest, and often endure mistreatment, lack of access to medications or gender-appropriate facilities, and physical and sexual trauma while incarcerated. We support prison abolition and until these violent institutions are dismantled, we will continue working to uplift and empower those still inside by offering tangible support.
Inside Advocacy is created and directed by trans people who have been directly impacted by the carceral state, and exists because trans people impacted by the carceral state are best suited to find viable alternatives and solutions.
To date, Inside Advocacy has served nearly 400 people by using our unique place in the trans liberation and suicide prevention movements to partner with organizations fighting injustice and advocating for our community on the inside.