COVID-19: Support Trans People

March 21, 2020 ·

The Trans Disaster Relief Fund (TDRF) sent out an urgent request for donations to support transgender individuals and other members of the LGBTQI+ community during the current Coronavirus emergency.

The transgender community is uniquely at risk during this emergency because of a higher than normal incidence of unemployment, homelessness, and lack of access to quality healthcare.

Dr. Paige Padgett with the University of Texas School of Public Health said, “on any given day, the trans community faces significant discrimination.” She went on to say, “During a public health crisis, we need to provide effective support for our most vulnerable populations. For the transgender population, this need is amplified, resulting in serious negative health outcomes.”

Please, donate:

Alexis Melvin, TFA President said, “In order to respond to the trans, intersex, and gender-expansive population’s immediate needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, we urgently request donations to the Trans Disaster Relief Fund.” She went on to say, “Without these crucial donations, we will not be able to provide the support our marginalized community so critically needs.”

The trans, intersex, and gender-expansive population is at particular risk during disaster events. Depending on the location, anti-trans discrimination is itself protected, making access to basic shelter, food, and healthcare extremely difficult for transgender people. Add to this any form of disaster, the trans, intersex, and gender-expansive population experiences a uniquely catastrophic emergency event.

About the Trans Disaster Relief Fund

The Fund was established in 2017 by the Transgender Foundation of America as a community-based response to Hurricane Harvey. Since then, it has responded to disasters, both personal and community-wide, including natural, economic, and health-based events throughout the nation.

About the Transgender Foundation of America

Organized in 1998, the Transgender Foundation of America (TFA) is a Houston-based grassroots 501c3 nonprofit that facilitates numerous trans, intersex, and gender-expansive support groups and community events. Additionally, it maintains the Transgender Archive and provides annual scholarships to trans-supportive academics, represents trans health concerns with health departments across the nation, trains organizations, companies, and schools throughout the nation and pioneered trans homeless, social, and medical services.

Next Post

Fri & Sun: Trans, Intersex, NB Scholarship Movie Nights!

Join the TransAdvocate in supporting trans, intersex, and non-binary scholarship with the dual presentation of the indie film, Queen of Cups. Showing for two nights, this streaming movie Zoom event will feature Q&As by the film’s director Sharon Ferranti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9IQNnnMIIc…
Read
Previous Post

Your How-To Guide to Gender Critical Activism

Do you fear trans people and want to rationalize the simmering hate you feel? We here at the TransAdvocate have spent almost 2 decades debating and debunking anti-trans nonsense and we've learned a thing or two about the irrational knots…
Read
Random Post

Maryland’s Marriage Derangement Syndrome-Fueled Transgendercide Agenda Mushes On…

From Joe. My. God.: Yesterday lawmakers in Maryland introduced a marriage equality bill. ... Most expect the bill to pass relatively easily. Anti-gay activists are already working on setting up a repeal referendum for the 2012 ballot. A referendum which,…
Read
Random Post

Podcast: A study in Trans Advocacy for the Trans Day of Resilience

On this #TransDayofResilience, did you know that we can make the political machine work for us? Learn about how a trans community fought off dozens of "bathroom bills" and how a Texas trans community produced the biggest queer political event…
Read
Random Post

Ask Matt: Do I Owe My Parents Grandchildren?

A reader writes: “I am a 24-year-old transgender girl. I started transition about a year and a half ago, with one month in between where I had major doubts and confusion about my life. “I have asked myself, am I…
Read
Random Post

Rapid onset gender dysphoria and other myths

The anti-trans movement created a new pathology they're shopping around to various (mostly right-wing) news outlets. It's called "rapid onset gender dysphoria" and you catch it from websites like DeviantArt, Tumblr, and Reddit. A great takedown of this internet illness was…
Read