Thank you Nina Chaubal for saying “Yes!” to joining TJFP’s 2017 funding team!
Nina Chaubal is a queer, South Asian trans woman who is the co-founder and Director of Operations of Trans Lifeline – the first national crisis hotline for transgender people by transgender people. Her work focuses on preventing suicide and building a more resilient trans community. An immigrant from India, Nina also works on issues facing trans immigrants. Prior to her work with Trans Lifeline, Nina was a software engineer on Google’s Search team. As Trans Lifeline’s resident geek she has used her technical and entrepreneurial skills to provide resources, build community and draw attention to issues faced by trans people. In whatever counts as her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, building all kinds of things with her wife Greta, complaining about bad user interfaces and obsessing about dumplings.
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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.
Thank you Pride.com for the shout out in 5 Resources Every Trans Person Should Know About along with TJFP grantees Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) and Trans Lifeline.
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