UPDATE: Our application season for 2019 has closed. Our next application season to join our National Trans Youth Council will open again around November of 2019. Application opens: November 19, 2018 Applications closes: December 31,…Read More
At the core of TRUTH is the challenging of who is speaking at the forefront of transgender liberation movements. TRUTH has worked to insert our ourselves at the table and offer our perspectives, just as valid as any other transgender organizers on the ground.
Here are our collection of statements and releases that include the perspectives and words of transgender youth regarding events that directly, or indirectly, affected our community.
It was the end of July 2018 when I found myself with a dozen other queer, transgender youth in the Utah Pride Center’s basement for TRUTH’s National Gathering. Everyone in room was an activist in…Read More
Update: our application season has closed. Want to fight back against stereotypes of who trans youth are? Lead campaigns with other trans and gender nonconforming youth across the country? Share your own story and support…Read More
Know that what you’re doing right now – reaching out for support and resources – is a very wise choice! As the parents of a transgender child we have learned that arming ourselves with ways…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
Today the Supreme Court chose not to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, and our hearts grew a bit heavier. As transgender young people at this moment of history, we are carrying so much weight.…Read More
Transgender and gender nonconforming youth have faced decades of discrimination, harassment, verbal and physical assault, and isolation from our communities, yet we have always come out stronger. With a government that has tried to police…Read More
This post was originally published in The Advocate. Donald Trump is taking office and we are still transgender. As young people, we find it hard to comprehend what a world looks like without President Obama…Read More
“Do you hate your body?” and other things adults asked me a lot when I was seventeen. I grew into the fullness of my gender in central Alabama as a young, weird femme. Weird as in…Read More
Remember that queer and transgender people have always been the fiercest of survivors. We will rise…we have already proven our insurmountable strength. – National and CA TRans yoUTH (TRUTH) Councils On June 12, inside the…Read More
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…Read More