Yesterday morning, President Trump tweeted attacks on transgender people, saying we create “disruption” and he would ban transgender service members. Sadly, this is just one in a series of his attacks on our community – one of the most dangerous this week being his continued push to deprive millions of people life-saving health care.
That’s why, though Trump may try to distract us with tweets and to throw us off with sudden attacks, TLC is bringing the fight to him — and we need your support to do it.
Here are two ways you can join TLC today in resisting this administration:
- Volunteer! You don’t need legal experience to join our Community Resistance Network and help other trans folks through our helpline, Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE), and prison mail programs. (Lawyers can also join our Legal Resistance Network of cooperating attorneys!)
- Donate to support our work. Our entire 2017 Plan of Resistance depends on community support to defend community lives and needs. We are working on-the-ground with trans leaders to train folks up in organizing against attacks, we are building leadership development cohorts of trans youth and of transgender people living with HIV through our TRUTH and Positively Trans programs, and of course we are taking legal action to block the discriminatory actions of this administration.
We are already suing the Veterans Affairs Administration for their denial of basic health care to transgender veterans. We are challenging his attacks on transgender immigrants through our Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE), which has already ensured dozens of immigrants facing removal proceedings have the legal representation they need and deserve.
We will not back down. Together, we will do what it takes to resist this administration and defend our communities.