WHAT IS TRANS AWARENESS WEEK & WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Transgender Awareness Week is an annual call to action for celebration, education, and activism across communities. Participation is key for not only transgender advocates, but especially for allies as well.
While a part of Transgender Awareness Week is raising the visibility of trans people and leaders, visibility in and of itself is not the goal. As educator, podcaster, and cancer survivor Ericka Hart puts it, "Trans awareness week is a great time to remember that visibility does not equal justice, safety or freedom."
TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK READING LIST
Below is a roundup of our past blog posts focused on the words and experiences of transgender people, particularly Black trans women.
- Reading on a Mission: Centering Black Trans Womxn
- Building Inclusive Community That Protects Black Trans Women
- As States Try to Erase Transgender People, Washington Is Protecting Their Rights
- Supporting Reproductive Justice for People of Color
- Transgender Day of Remembrance
TAKE ACTION FOR TRANS RIGHTS
Check out and support these local groups organizing for trans rights:
- Gender Justice League
- Lavender Rights Project
- Utopia Washington
- Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network
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Annalee Schafranek is the Marketing & Editorial Director at YWCA. She contributes agency news, press releases, and media coverage to the website. Annalee’s educational and professional experience has always focused on the place where gender equity and media meet.
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