Join HRC’s Count Me In movement for trans and non-binary equality and get your FREE equality sticker to show your support.
Today, enemies of equality are advancing sophisticated, coordinated and well-funded attacks against the transgender and non-binary community. They are targeting transgender kids with an onslaught of bills in state legislatures across the country and using the media to spread lies and misinformation. The scope and scale of these political attacks are unprecedented. And this is happening at the same time that transgender people, especially Black and Brown transgender women, are facing a record level of violence. Those of us who have experienced hate simply for being ourselves know the long-lasting damage this can have on people’s lives.
We’re asking you to join us in fighting for our transgender and non-binary siblings by signing our Pledge. Enough is enough. Please add your name today! Those who pledge will also be contacted for future actions you can take to show your support.
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How many transgender and non-binary lives must be threatened, damaged or taken for people to pay attention? How many hateful bills will anti-equality politicians have to put forward for more folks to say they’re sick of it? How much dangerous and stigmatizing rhetoric about transgender people will influential people get away with spouting before it’s finally a deal-breaker? When will enough be enough?
Enough starts today… with you and your commitment to uplifting and supporting the transgender and non-binary community. Can we count you in?
COUNT ME IN.
This is about more than words on paper: This is about taking action, fighting back and showing up in a real way for trans people at every chance you get. This is about turning our solidarity into our collective power, putting in the work with the community to advance justice.
Together, we can transform the world. And we must act to save and uplift trans lives.
TRANSGENDER PEOPLE ARE UNDER ATTACK EVERYWHERE
In state legislatures across the country...
Anti-equality politicians are acting to separate trans youth from their families, educators, support systems and friends. They are determined to isolate, divide, degrade and endanger trans kids just to mobilize their radicalized contrarian base. Picking on and threatening the most vulnerable among us isn’t just bullying – this is cynical, unscrupulous, and potentially deadly governing.
These politicians are banning trans kids from playing sports consistent with their gender identity. They’re banning books with LGBTQ+ characters from school libraries and discussions of LGBTQ+ people from classrooms. They want to make it harder for students to establish LGBTQ+ allied student groups in schools and to force teachers to “out” students to their parents before the student is ready. And they’re trying to deny trans kids from receiving age-appropriate, medically necessary, gender-affirming healthcare – best-practice care that could save their lives. When they attack our kids – a whole generation of trans people – they attack our entire community.
Transgender lives are on the line...
Transgender adults are also at grave risk. 2021 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people, especially Black and Brown trans people. At least 56 transgender or gender non-conforming people were violently killed last year. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported or misreported. Sadly, this trend continues. The people violently taken from us aren’t numbers or statistics. They are loving partners, parents, family members, neighbors, coworkers and friends, torn from our families and communities. This violence is an epidemic and it must be stopped.
We’ve had enough. It's on us to do something about this. We need you to take action with HRC and transgender and non-binary people around the globe to raise awareness and protect, enrich and uplift their lives. Can we count you in?