While national media has only recently begun to put a spotlight on the lives and experiences of trans youth, our existence has always been revolutionary. We have always been at the forefront of the movement and have always needed you to show up for us, sometimes more than others.
Now is that time. Today is that day. Today we implore you to embody solidarity, push the boundaries of allyship and #ShowUp4TransYouth.
From the brick-throwers of Stonewall to the youth testifying about legislation that impacts them, the power of our movement is led by young people openly challenging gender roles and every other role set before us.
Trans women have have historically been at the root of the women’s movement, whether recognized or not. From black and brown transwomen leading riots from Compton Cafeteria to Stonewall, it has been trans women who’ve put ourselves on the line for the liberation of all women, trans and not.
A response from the National TRUTH Council
Last Friday, the Obama administration stood behind a letter, addressed to every public school district throughout the nation, offering guidance in supporting transgender students.
As young transgender students ourselves, we heard him.
As young transgender people with access to social media, we also hear everyone else (including those strongly opposed).