Come celebrate our 20th Anniversary at the Trans Equality Now (TEN) Awards on Friday, October 27! Join us in Washington, D.C. for a reception, dinner, and program, stop by at the afterparty, or tune in to our live broadcast online for free. Together, we’ll pay tribute to all we’ve accomplished and envision what’s possible for our future.
As a young Black queer person growing up in the Deep South, there are often not many places where one can be safe to express all the parts of themselves. But I vividly remember attending my first drag show. I was so excited, and at that very moment – during my first-ever show – I proclaimed that I belonged onstage.
On May 27, The National Center for Transgender Equality, in partnership with the TRANSContinental Run, hosted two events for the trans community and allies in Texas. We kicked off the day with the Trot for Trans Lives - a 5k run - and the Championing Change panel, which brought activists from across Texas to build power, fight back against those and create a space where we can center and uplift the needs of trans Texans.
With the end of the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency (“PHE”), transgender people in the United States may find it more difficult to obtain critical health care, access vital medications – especially testosterone for trans men and other trans masculine people – and to receive other life-saving benefits.
Big news: We’re launching the Let Us Play campaign to make sure that trans and intersex youth can play sports with their friends – and we need you! The right to play is being threatened – and in some states, already taken away – all around the country. But we have an opportunity now to get protection at the federal level! The Biden-Harris administration and the U.S. Department of Education are proposing a new rule that would make it so that students can’t be banned from playing sports just because they're trans, nonbinary, or intersex. The time is NOW for us to tell them what we think. We want full and equal participation for ALL trans and intersex students in sports. Make your voice heard!