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Digital Privacy for Trans Folks

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 documents. We see reflections and possibilities for who we are, and learn about peer support resources like the hotline. The internet is where many of us feel a sense of freedom that evades us when we step outside of the house or inside our homes. Though that self-discovery is exciting, that journey has to be taken safely, which may mean ensuring your internet history isn’t discoverable to people we live with, especially if we share devices or a family cell phone plan. We will explore some of the ways we keep those internet searches private.

By |2020-11-19T13:42:02-08:00July 2nd, 2020|Resources|Comments Off on Digital Privacy for Trans Folks

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!

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

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

Supporting a Trans Friend in Crisis: What you can do instead of calling 911

Listen. Your friend has told you for a reason. They trust you to be there, so listen and hear what they're saying. Don't freak out. Suicidality has a lot of stigma around it, but it's something people deal with a lot. Often all we need is for someone to listen...

By |2020-11-17T23:28:15-08:00June 10th, 2020|Resources|Comments Off on Supporting a Trans Friend in Crisis: What you can do instead of calling 911

Why to not call the police on trans people in crisis: Things to consider when supporting a friend

Trans Lifeline does not engage in non-consensual active rescue. Since our founding, we have been divested from the police. That means that if you call us and are in crisis, we will not call 911 or the police — unless you explicitly ask us to. Here’s why: Police are not...

By |2020-11-17T23:28:24-08:00June 9th, 2020|Resources|Comments Off on Why to not call the police on trans people in crisis: Things to consider when supporting a friend

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

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

Trans Community and COVID-19

Dear Trans Lifeline Community, We know a lot of trans people are facing real challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us have loved ones who are already sick, or are facing traumatic medical situations of our own. Many of us are having to scramble to change plans and...

By |2020-11-17T23:29:07-08:00March 19th, 2020|Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Trans Community and COVID-19