LGBTQ Community Centers And The Trans Community
- Among the LGBTQ community centers offering mental health services, 98% provide facilitated support groups for transgender people.
- 88% offer transgender-specific programming.
- 40% report that at least a quarter of their patrons identify as transgender.
- 98% of all centers engage in public education and advocacy to influence public policy around many issues, including trans rights.
Policy Issues Currently Affecting The Trans Community
Military Ban: It is estimated that over 134,000 American veterans are transgender, and over 15,000 trans people are serving in military today. The current administration has begun the process of implementing a discriminatory ban of military service by transgender people, putting the honorable service of thousands of troops on the line. Click here to learn more about the trans military ban and sign CAN's letter of protest.
Religious Exemption: Religious exemption laws permit people, churches, non-profit organizations, and sometimes corporations to seek exemptions from state laws that burden their religious beliefs. There is a coordinated strategy to mount legislation and litigation across the country to undermine nondiscrimination protections, comprehensive health care, and the regulations administering social and public services by inserting exemptions into the laws based on religious or moral beliefs; effectively abandoning transgender peoples' rights to equal access to health care, housing, education, and fair treatment under the law. Learn more about the dangers of religious exemptions here.