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Resources for Trans Awareness Week!

It is both United Against Hate Week and Trans Awareness Week, so we are highlighting the importance of creating accepting and supportive spaces for our transgender youth. Transgender people in the U.S. are at a greatly increased risk of suffering from mental health issues, interpersonal violence, and hate crimes. Check out the resources meant to help promote feelings of acceptance and safety for trans and non-binary people.

TrevorLifeLine: 1-866-488-7386
24/hour hotline for LGBTQ+ youth in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.

GLAAD Trans Awareness Week Resources
Check out this website to learn more about Trans awareness week as well as resources on the current political climate, healthcare, and more.

Tips For Allies of Transgender People
When you become an ally of transgender people, your actions will help change the culture, making society a better, safer place for transgender people and for all people who do not conform to conventional gender expectations.

Easy Steps to a Gender Inclusive Classroom
Feeling comfortable and supported in school is important for youth mental health at all ages. Check out these easy tips for how to create a gender inclusive classroom.

Responding to Concerns: Teaching About Gender
Check out this list of responses to frequently expressed concerns about the impacts of teaching about gender.

Santa Cruz County United Against Hate School Toolkit
Activity ideas for elementary and secondary students, sample social media posts, and information about local and national events.