Honor Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance with HRC

Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate, uplift and honor our trans community.

By publicly demonstrating support while challenging anti-trans legislation and negative rhetoric, we can turn our solidarity as LGBTQ+ people and allies into a collective power to advance equality and justice.

Together, we can transform the world.

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Transgender Awareness Week

While most of the discussion of trans folks online can often be centered on negativity, Transgender Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to uplift positive and insightful stories of trans people across the country.

A Vision For a Path Forward

Meet the four trailblazing transgender teenagers who came together to organize Trans Prom, an opportunity for transgender and non-binary teenagers to convene in celebration of their own joy, beauty and resilience, and are fighting for the future of their community.

Read their story!

Celebrating Changemakers: 2023-2024

Our changemakers share their experiences with our Trans Justice Initiative's programs, and the impact these programs have had on their daily lives. We share their stories to uplift their successes and to ensure positive representations of the transgender and non-binary community and its resiliency, further combating transphobia, stigma, and anti-trans violence.

Read their stories!

Grab your Trans Pride Gear today!

Create a safe space for trans people by showing off your support with our trans pride gear!

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Tuesday, November 14 at 6pm EST

Title: Trans Talk: Trans Awareness Week

Host: Tori Cooper (she/her)

Guests: D'Jamel Young (he/him), Nevaeh Anderson (she/her) and Zaria Newbill (she/her)

Friday, November 17 at 7pm EST

Title: Parents Speak: A Discussion with two fierce Mama Bears raising transgender children

Host: Ellen Kahn (she/her)

Guests: Jamie Brueshoff (she/her) and Keisha Michaels (she/her)

Monday, November 20 at 7pm EST

Title: Trans Talk: Trans Day of Remembrance

Host: Tori Cooper (she/her)

Guests: Mama Clara Taylor (she/her), Steven Chikumba (he/him) and Dr. Keisha Bell (she/her)

Programs and Resources from HRC

From barriers in receiving medical treatment to discriminatory housing and employment practices to a lack of adequate and appropriate representation of trans folks, we continue to face many confounding challenges. Below are a few of the resources we’ve created to support and for our trans community. Take a look!

Transgender and Non-Binary People 101

Transgender and non-binary people come from all walks of life. We hope you learn more about our wonderful community and join us in supporting transgender and non-binary people.

Read these FAQs!

Family Resources

We’ve created a number of resources for parents, family members and caregivers of transgender, non-binary and gender-expansive youth to support families that address a wide range of topics.

Explore them here!

Free Lyft Rides for Public Safety

We’ve partnered with Lyft and trans-focused community-based organizations to offer free Lyft rides in select cities for medical appointments, job interviews, and more.

Check out where!

A Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

This guide supports parents and caregivers navigating the process of in-school social transition with their child and their child’s school. It is intended to offer a quick reference for parents through the process, in a step-by-step manner.

Download here!

Gender-Affirming Care Facts

As attacks on our trans and non-binary community continue to gain steam, it is important to get the facts about gender-affirming care.

Get the facts!

Myths vs Facts

Lawmakers across the country continue to propose a number of bills that target the transgender community which gives rise to debates over transgender rights which are often filled with disinformation and lies.

Learn more today!

Transitioning in the Workplace

Many transgender and non-binary people wish to transition while maintaining safety, comfort, and healthy professional development. We hope this guide offers support as you navigate aspects of your transition related to the workplace.

Find out more!

Resources and Guides

From learning about trans identities to understanding the issues that our trans community faces, our resources will help you better understand the trans experience.

Find them here!

Count Us In

Extremists are targeting business allies, testing their values of diversity, equity and inclusion. Join us in reaffirming your company’s commitment to full LGBTQ+ equality in your workplace and beyond.

Count us in!

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Awareness Week leads into Transgender Day of Remembrance, which Gwendolyn Ann Smith initially founded as a vigil to honor Rita Hester, a trans woman who was murdered in 1998.

This is a time to honor those we have lost and advocate for a world where transgender and non-binary people are no longer targets of violence and hate.

The Epidemic of Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in the United States

In this 2023 report, we shed light on the epidemic of violence taking the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people. We remember the individuals who were taken from us in the past year, and provide an analysis of data we have collected.

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Fatal Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2023

As HRC continues to work toward justice and equality for transgender and gender non-conforming people, we mourn those we have lost in 2023.

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5 Things You Can Do To Support Trans and Non-Binary Folks Every Day

  • Educate yourself on what transgender and being non-binary means!

    As with anything in life, a good starting point to better and thoroughly understand the matter at hand is to educate yourself.

    Do you actually know what being transgender and non-binary means? It’s okay to not clearly know what defines being transgender and non-binary, but it’s never okay to assume or, even worse, make false claims. Check out this helpful resource!

  • Understand the challenges that trans and non-binary people face!

    We estimate that more than 2 million people in the U.S. identify as trans or non-binary. Trans people are your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

    Trans people face unique challenges. From lack of legal protections to discrimination at the workplace, to truly support trans people, we all need to understand the scope of issues that trans people encounter in their day-to-day lives. Learn more here.

  • Be a visible and vocal ally!

    Being a visible and vocal ally can mean many different things to people who are looking to support trans and non-binary people. It’s perfectly okay to be an ally and not have all the answers. You might be worried about speaking up or sharing content when you get asked questions like, “what’s the difference between sex and gender?” or “is gender non-conforming the same thing as being trans?”

    Don’t worry, we’ve created a resource to help you! You can find some of them here.

  • Advocate for trans and non-binary rights and protections!

    One of the best ways to support trans and non-binary people is by supporting a movement or an organization already doing the work to fight against LGBTQ+ discrimination and inequality.

    Organizations like ours have many resources that can help you fight against hate and discrimination - find out how to get involved and take action.