2015 TJFP Grantee’s Data Shows an Increased Need for Support
Nina Chaubal and Greta Gustava Martela, Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline‘s call volume has “nearly doubled” since NC Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 2, which denies trans folks access to public bathrooms based on birth certificate gender markers, according to a recent article in The Daily Beast.
2015 TJFP Grantee, Trans Lifeline, runs a crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. They have volunteers that readily respond to whatever support needs the trans community may need. According to their data, once HB 2 was passed, calls to their hotline increased drastically. “If I had to guess what’s being impacted I think [it’s] probably people’s hope for the future,” Greta Gustava Martela said, citing recent legislative attacks on the trans community.
Read more about how Trans Lifeline is making an impact on the lives of trans and gender non-conforming folks.
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