Congrats to our board member Armani for being featured on…

Congrats to our board member Armani for being featured on MTV’s Look Different!

“For undocumented TGNC youth, particularly trans women…

“For undocumented TGNC youth, particularly trans women and femme individuals, this means that the criminalization they experience could lead to detention and deportation. Forced removal to a country they may not remember would place TGNC youth at risk for even more violent discrimination…”

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/why-transgender-youth-more-likely-to-be-deported

TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community!TDOV…

TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community!

TDOV aims to bring attention to the collective accomplishments of trans people around the globe and to the need for trans liberation. We are here to fight transphobia and cissexism by empowering the trans community worldwide!

This year’s theme is “surviving, thriving” (#TransThriving)! This acknowledges the number of major transgender achievements in the past 12 months. We are not only surviving the Trump regime but we are making strides to transform how people think about gender around the world. In the increasingly transphobic global political climate, we must use our newfound visibility to mobilize trans people against oppression. Speaking out, taking direct action, and educating others is critical to our safety and wellbeing. This recognizes that while visibility is important, we must take action against transphobia. Visibility is not enough alone to bring transgender liberation. However, we can use visibility as a vital tool for transgender justice. We would like to thank writer and TSER volunteer Lily Zheng for coming up with this theme.

You can also join our Facebook event and use hashtag #TDOV or #TransThriving on social media.

Advocate: LGBT youth should feel accepted and importantAmanda…

Advocate: LGBT youth should feel accepted and important

Amanda Rohdenburg was busily drawing what she calls “a casual gender unicorn” on the whiteboard at the Department for Children and Families office in Morristown last month as about 10 people took seats around a small table in the middle of the room.

Already on the whiteboard was a list of the day’s topics, titled “The Gay Agenda.”

Rohdenburg, director of advocacy and director of events and marketing at Outright Vermont, points to the title with a wink and a laugh — it’s typically a nod to homophobic slams at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, but on Dec. 14, it was simply a list of what Rohdenburg wanted to cover.

Read the full story here.