41% of transgender people have attempted suicide compared to 1.5% of the general population. Many of those people don’t reach out for fear that they will be judged, dismissed, or even mocked. When they do, sometimes their worst fears come true. Trans Lifeline is the first and only crisis hotline for transgender and GNC people in the US and Canada. We've trained 500 operators who have answered 18,000 calls offering emotional support during crisis, connecting people with resources, and empowering the trans community via a peer-to-peer model.
A crisis hotline alone can’t end trans suicide because the causes are rooted in societal attitudes, healthcare disparities, and the public policies that trans people struggle under everyday. We are expanding our work to include education and advocacy to create real change. We recently went to the White House to for LGBTQ Disability day to speak in front of heads of government agencies about trans folks with mental disabilities, and are working with the National LGBTQ Task Force to conduct the first ever trans mental health survey so that we can identify key barriers our community faces.
We are 90% funded from everyday people like you, and we're almost at the top of the national and Bay Area leader boards. Give today and share to help us win $15K--enough to answer 1,500 more crisis calls.