How to support the trans community this Pride

As we head into Pride Month, it is critical to recognize the challenges and issues facing the LGBTQ community in the ongoing fight for full equality.

Since the start of this year, over 100 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the country, most of them targeting transgender and non-binary people and youth. These bills seek to limit healthcare access, deny trans youth the ability to participate in school sports, and criminalize healthcare professionals and parents supporting their children's well-being. According to the Human Rights Campaign, this marks the most anti-LGBTQ legislative session in their history of tracking. 

The epidemic of violence targeting predominantly transgender women of color continues escalating, building on a year-over-year pattern of violence that made last year the deadliest on record. At this very critical moment in the fight for acceptance and equality, we must continue to stand in support of trans people and speak out against the fatal violence and discrimination facing the community.

This resource guide includes various ways to get educated, find and show support, and activate in solidarity with the trans community--this month and ongoing.

To Read and Watch

  • Watch the documentary DISCLOSURE on Netflix to learn the history of trans representation in TV and film shared from the perspectives of 30+ trans industry creators, and the media's influence on cultural understanding and the real-world consequences associated with misrepresentation (GLAAD Media Award Winner for Best Documentary 2020)
  • Watch CHANGING THE GAME on Hulu to get to know a few of the diverse trans high school athletes who have found themselves at the center of an intensifying national conversation 

Crisis Support

Transgender Healthcare

Transgender Inclusion in Sports

  • Athlete Ally is a organization dedicated to ending homophobia and trasphobia in sport and to activate athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality
  • Freedom for All Americans is tracking all anti-trans legislation and bills being introduced by state
  • is a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find informattion about trans inclusion in athletics

To learn more about the issue of trans inclusion in sports: 

Transgender Youth & Families

Black and Brown Trans Women Led Organizations & Resources

Trans Specific Advocacy Organizations & Resources

Transgender Legal Services

Additional Transgender Support Services