The Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming/Intersex communities are facing astronomical amounts of hate from the world. At least a 100 Gender Affirming care ban bills have been proposed. Utah SB16 has been passed and West Virginia’s HB2007 is heading to the senate. Our community is frightened. Some have been experiencing mental health crisis’ due to the political climate in our country. On 1/31/2023, Donald Trump announced he will punish healthcare providers and promised that “this madness will end.”
So far in 2023, 6 lives have been lost, 2022 we lost over 60 people. Our community has a stigma attached and significantly impacts marginalized communities at a higher intensity. There are members of our own communities that have turned against the true meaning of Pride. The trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming/intersex communities have always existed. “We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We aren’t going anywhere” needs to be echoed loudly.
Like the Stonewall Riots the gays and lesbians were experiencing what the trans community is facing now. This cycle of hate needs to end in fact it must. Allies, siblings we need you now more than ever. “I was a radical revolutionist. I still am a revolutionist…I am glad I was in the Stonewall Riot. I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought, “My god, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here?” -Sylvia Rivera
TRAN will be hosting an event in DC, time and location TBA on 3/31-4/1. The online event will be hosted on 4/1-4/2, time TBA. If anyone is interested in organizing in their state, please fill out the contact form. If anyone is new to organizing TRAN will be providing an organizing guide to assist, please be sure to express this on the contact form.
For the online event, on the contact form please express if you are interested in speaking, providing entertainment, or RSVP to the event. TRAN will send out a link to the meeting.
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