ACTION ALERT: Ask House Labor to vote YES on HB 302
ACTION ALERT: Ask your rep to cosponsor HB 302
We need you to take action today. Contact the House Committee on Labor and ask them to vote yes on HB 302 by Representative Joe Bouie.
We’ve made it easy — all you need to do is click the link above and enter your return address to send a note to every member of the committee.
Louisiana Trans Advocates 2018 Census Report
The first day of the Louisiana Legislative Session is almost here. Lawmakers will descend on the State Capitol on Monday, April 8 and will spend the next two months debating and voting on future state laws. We need you ready to start influencing the process.
How to Heal: Self-care, health and wellness in the era of Trump and attacks on our civil rights.
We received responses from 234 anonymous census participants during the survey period from June through October 2018, who make up approximately 13 percent of our organization’s membership. Their responses are reflected in the results of the survey throughout this report.
#ProtectTransTroops: a guest post by Ben Collongues
Audre Lorde once said “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” As a therapist, it concerns me that self-care is one of those phrases that gets bandied about carelessly and is now used to describe everything from bath bombs to overpriced salads at chain restaurants. Truly caring for oneself goes a bit deeper.
I'm a transgender United States Air Force veteran.
I enlisted to serve in the U.S. Navy in June of 2011 and shipped off to boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL in January 2012. After completing boot camp, A-school, and C-school, (14 months of training) to be an Aviation Electronics Technician (AT), I was assigned to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One (VQ-1) at NAS Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, WA. During my enlistment, I completed five detachments, two of which were in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Real Talk: Dating safety tips for transgender people 💌
I grew up with a strong interest in aircraft and electronics. I watched Top Gun so many times that I destroyed a few VHS tapes. I wanted to serve my country. The United States isn't perfect, but it is my home. I always knew that a military career was supposed to be my path.
Season’s Greetings from Louisiana Trans Advocates
Always have a safe call in place when you are going to meet someone new. A safe call is when you have a trusted friend call and check on you at a specific time and have a word in place that will let them know everything is ok. It's important that it's a phone call and not a text message, so that they can hear the tone of your voice.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3250+ La Healthcare Providers Slam HHS Transgender Proposal
As 2018 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the past year’s work. This year has been a roller coaster for trans people across the country, and Louisiana was no different. We’ve suffered losses and celebrated triumphs. What’s really marked this year for me, though, was that we’ve experienced a massive investment of time and talents from trans Louisianans and our allies.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Louisiana Trans Advocates on the HHS proposal to establish a legal definition of sex
BATON ROUGE — Today, Louisiana Trans Advocates released an open letter to federal and state officials signed by organizations representing 3,000+ medical and behavioral health care practitioners, as well as 250+ individual practitioners, denouncing the Trump-Pence
Transgender Louisianans and our allies ask only for the freedom to live authentically and for the rights and protections from discrimination that allow us to do so.