Mental Health, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Transgender

Suicide hotline calls quadrupled after Trump’s latest attack on transgender people / LGBTQ Nation

Suicide hotline calls quadrupled after Trump’s latest attack on transgender people / LGBTQ Nation:

Trans Lifeline, an organization that runs a crisis hotline for transgender people and staffed by transgender people, said that calls to their suicide hotline have quadrupled since the story broke that the Trump administration is trying to legally erase transgender identity.

In an Instagram post, Trans Lifeline reported that calls increased by four times last week, and first-time callers doubled.

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LGBT, Transgender

Powerful gay rights groups excluded trans people for decades — leaving them vulnerable to Trump’s attack – The Washington Post

Powerful gay rights groups excluded trans people for decades — leaving them vulnerable to Trump’s attack – The Washington Post:

The LGBTQ community needs to grapple with its history of ignoring its most vulnerable members

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LGBT, Transgender

6 Ways to Support Trans, Nonbinary, and and Intersex People After Trump’s Memo | Bitch Media

6 Ways to Support Trans, Nonbinary, and and Intersex People After Trump’s Memo | Bitch Media:

On October 21, the New York Times outlined the Trump administration’s latest attempt to redefine gender as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” The memo was rightfully met with fear, horror, and fury by intersex and transgender (including nonbinary) folks across the country. Since then, the U.S. Justice Department has informed the Supreme Court that civil-rights laws don’t protect workers from gender-based discrimination—or, put another way, that it’s legal to fire trans employees for being trans.

In times like these, it can be hard for cisgender folks to react without appearing patronizing, performative, or complacent. And trans folks often disagree on the best ways for allies to show support. Some say that voting is paramount, while others dismiss politics as ineffective. Some collect donations for national trans-rights organizations, while others prefer donating to individuals.

While it’s okay to indulge in these arguments, any action taken is better than standing idly by. Don’t know where to start? Here are six ways to support trans, intersex, and nonbinary folks in your community and across the country:

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For Transgender Americans, the Political Gets Even More Personal – The New York Times

For Transgender Americans, the Political Gets Even More Personal – The New York Times:

The Trump administration delivered a one-two punch to transgender people just weeks before a midterm election in which a record number of L.G.B.T.Q. candidates are seeking office.

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Trump’s Trans Attacks Are Exhausting. But He Won’t Erase Us.

Trump’s Trans Attacks Are Exhausting. But He Won’t Erase Us.:

The Trump administration’s desire to erase trans identities has been revealed. In response, trans people, like the author, feel under attack but also stronger together.

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