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 and links:
Check here for updates on this issue, relevant links from our leadership teams, and other information. We will continue to post relevant blogs and information on this page.
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
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
Updates on legislation:
Florida: Don't say gay bill signed into law by Gov. DeSantis (3/28); Florida had previously enacted a trans sports ban last June.
Kentucky: Legislature passes trans sports ban, sends it to governor (3/25), Legislature overrides governor's veto (4/13) - anti-trans sports bill is passed
Kansas: SB 484 passed the senate and sent to house education committee (3/22) - still in committee (4/24)
Texas: Transgender sports ban went into effect in January; Judge temporarily blocks state from investigating parents of transgender kids (3/11) however providers continue to roll back or halt gender-affirming medical care for kids and teens
Tennessee: Has a record 14 anti-trans bills in process in the state legislature on top of last year's trans sports ban and other legislation.
We are currently doing our best to track bills in states where PTFC teams play away games, but are aware that these bills are being introduced in numerous other states at this time. Please use the contact link above to let us know if there is an update you would like to see included in this list.
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. We will do our best continue updating this list, and feel free to contact us with suggestions.
Kansas (legislation in process):
Organizations operating locally to support non-binary and transgender communities: