1.   When people say I shouldn’t use the restroom that matches my gender identity


2.   When the special restroom I’m supposed to use is always locked


3.   When I’m late for class because I had to trek across campus to find a safe restroom


4.   When they let me be in the right gym class

5.   When my friends stand up for me



6.   When the media lets me use my own voice

7.   When I get suspended for “willful defiance” because I look fabulous in the clothes that match my gender identity

then this


8. When web sites about my gender identity are blocked

9. When the teacher always calls me by the wrong pronouns/name because the administration refuses to change it

10. When I have to quit my team after the coach learns that I’m trans


Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

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Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976

phone: 510.587.9696
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