Dear Network members,
Thank you to everyone who has shown your support for SB 923, our bill to expand access to affirming health care for TGNC Californians. Whether you’ve signed on as a co-sponsor, called into the Senate Health Committee, submitted a letter of support, or shared our toolkit with your networks – we are so grateful for your support.
For those of you who called in earlier this month, you may have heard some disturbing testimony. Our opponents pulled their talking points directly from the playbooks being used in Texas, Florida, and Alabama. We know that there is no truth to their statements – and I won’t even repeat them. Contrary to what they would have us believe, there are mountains of evidence that access to gender-affirming care saves lives – and that stigma and discrimination continue to pervade our health care system and endanger the lives of many in our communities.
SB 923 is an important step to improving the health and safety of TGNC Californians, and we all know the fight doesn’t end here. I find myself in a place of being simultaneously proud and grateful to live in a place that is prioritizing access and inclusion – while also being horrified at the hate that continues to permeate our culture.
If you’re looking for ways to support trans youth right now, there are things we can do from California.
- Sign onto the Health Care organization sign-on letter supporting TGNC youth in Texas.
- Donate to the Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund, or directly to one of the dozens of organizations working on trans equality.
- Donate a binder to TGNC youth through G2CB’s 2*b Care program.
- Volunteer or donate to Trans LifeLine, a vital resource supporting the mental health and wellbeing of TGNCI people across the country.