Supporting Trans Rights
This page is a dedicated space for initiatives in support of our Trans community. What you will see here are links to blogs & organizations. The specific organizations linked here are doing the work on the ground in states that have passed anti-trans legislation & where we have NWSL or MLS clubs.
No action is perfect in this truly horrible situation, but again – this is not over and won’t be for a long time. We hear that this is a priority for many of our members, and we agree. Visible support of trans communities and individuals is one piece that is very important, from all the feedback we’ve received. Another is money, which is a limited but vital resource. From outside the state, this is one of the best ways we can support, and it has always been something we are fortunate to do– both locally and in other communities– thanks to the dollars paid by our members.
While these legislative and political decisions are happening elsewhere, we know very personally that they impact all of us. They especially impact our trans community members and trans children and teens - who are already at great risk of violence and harm. We will continue to do our best to prioritize and address them while continuing to work with local orgs on the massive issues being faced in our own town and community. We encourage members to contact our leadership groups directly, via email, with your feedback and ideas.
Updates on legislation:
Unfortunately, the rights of transgender and non-binary individuals are being endangered in many states at this time. This amounts to an organized attempt to make an entire category of people disappear. This is unacceptable, for so many reasons. Trans and non-binary people are our friends, neighbors, family. They are people who deserve to live, play sports, get medical care, and see themselves reflected positively throughout society. Trans and non-binary people exist everywhere. They exist in states where their rights are being taken away. They exist in our community. They exist everywhere, and deserve to have equal rights and safety everywhere they go.
Please use the contact link above to let us know if there is an update you would like to see included in this list.
Updates and links:
Check here for updates on this issue, relevant links from our leadership teams, and other information.
TASC/RSC/107IST statement on trans rights and away travel
Full survey results: asking trans individuals and their families about away travel
From Them.us: More than a third of trans youth are at risk of losing their healthcare and this research brief from the Williams Institute explains why it matters so very much
Florida SB 254: According to the bill, the state would be allowed to take children away from their families if the state believes that a child has been or may be experiencing gender-affirming care; and minors visiting Florida would be subject to the law, if it passes.
The last week in March is Trans Week of Visibility and Action but the need for action will continue - visit the link to find out more about what we can all do to help fight these attacks on trans lives
Join us in sending financial support to other states:
Unfortunately, anti-trans legislation is passing in many states right now. Below are links to organizations working to support trans people and fight this legislation in states with MLS or NWSL teams, or nationwide. Please contact us if you have suggestions for additional organizations we should consider adding to this list.
Links to organizations in many states not mentioned on this list can be found on the Equality Federation site.
Organizations operating locally to support non-binary and transgender communities:
Black and Beyond the Binary Collective
Portland Community Football Club
TransActive Gender Project