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This Isn’t Going to Be Your Forever

Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, in many households, the strains of closed schools, lost jobs, health issues, and close quarters mean that tensions are high, tempers are short, and privacy has become a luxury. If you’re a young queer person who is now isolated with trans- or homophobic family members, you probably know that better than anyone. Here are a few ideas to help you stay as physically and emotionally safe as possible during these difficult days.

Support Across Social Distance

Some accessible, international supports that you or others can access during the pandemic to help with some of the downsides of social distancing.

Point of Pride

An organization that offers an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund, a Free Chest Binder Donation Program, a Free Trans Femme Shapewear Program, an Electrolysis Financial Support Program, and other community-building support initiatives for trans youth and adults.

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. It offers a variety of supports for trans and gender-nonconforming people looking to navigate legal issues and other challenges related to their gender identity.

FORGE

FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization offering services to trans, non-binary, and otherwise gender non-conforming individuals.

Pride Counseling

A resource offering online counseling services for individuals in the LGBTQA community.

Autostraddle

Autostraddle is an online magazine and social network for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and nonbinary people that offers a wide range of topics -- dating, sex, identity, bodies, food, books, music, crafts, the works! -- and progressive feminist online community.

Resources on Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education at Gender Spectrum

Some resources that are in alignment with Gender Spectrum’s “Principles for Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education,” principles that work to affirm and recognize all students so they can see themselves reflected in their classrooms and learn knowledge and skills associated with healthy behaviors.